University talk will explore humanity’s relationship with nature

Humanity's relationship with nature will be the subject of Prof Chris Thomas's talk

Humanity’s relationship with nature will be the subject of a talk by naturalist and ecologist Chris Thomas at the University of Kent.

He will be guest speaker at the university’s Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) annual lecture this week.

Prof Thomas, who lectures at the University of York, leads research into how humans have changed the biological world including climate change, the extinction of large animals and the conservation of biodiversity.

Called “Surviving the Anthropocene: A story of biological gains and losses”, the talk will look at humanity’s relationship with nature.

It challenges the accepted wisdom that human beings have irrevocably damaged the natural world and arguing this narrative obscures a more complicated truth.

The talk will place in the Keynes Lecture Theatre 1 on the Canterbury campus from from 6.30pm to 8pm on Thursday, March 7. Entry is free and there is free parking on campus after 5pm.


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