The Future of Biosecurity – Seminar

The fifth in a series of ESRC-funded seminars on biosecurity is taking place at Birkbeck College, University of London, on 22-23 September 2011. ‘The Future of Biosecurity and Biosecuring the Future’ will bring together speakers, discussion panels, exhibition and film to consider:

– what is the future for biosecurity, and what will future biosecurity practices and approaches entail?

– Will climate change demand a new paradigm of ecological management through the growing disparity between ‘native’ species and suitable national ecological conditions?

– Will we learn to live with and value ecological change?

– Or will climate change be used to justify greater biosecurity control, as pest species and diseases ever expand their ecological ranges?

The transport and accomodation costs of participants will be covered in full. Initial expressions of interest in attending are now welcome to Dr Sarah Taylor, Keele University.