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Learning how to change in order not to change: Lessons from ecology for an uncertain world

Dr Brian Walker

Ecological systems maintain their viability through disturbances that probe their limits to change; preventing change leads to a narrowing of these limits. The added complexity of interdependencies in linked social-ecological systems strengthens this need for change, both natural and deliberate. As the world evolves into a globally connected system with increasing uncertainties (financial, pandemics, climate


What can ecologists tell us about sustainability?

Professor Charles Krebs

Sustainability is an issue that is constantly in the news and is a concept that applies to human society yet impinges on all the environmental sciences. In this talk I will discuss what sustainability means, and how applied ecologists can contribute to defining the paths that lead to sustainability. The context will be three global