Free Webinar – What did Ecosystems ever do for us?

Free Webinar – What did Ecosystems ever do for us?

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Join us for the next in our series of free online webinars. On 21 October, CAT lecturer Jane Fisher will take us on an exploration of the natural Earth interactions that keep us all alive.

This autumn’s free webinars feature our Graduate School lecturers and Short Course tutors, introducing a wide range of sustainability topics, from energy and water provision to how we can all help create a zero carbon Britain.

The role of ecosystems

For this webinar, Jane will delve into the vast topic of ecosystems and explore some of the factors that keep all life on earth going. 

From global systems to intimate local habitats, Jane will discuss how ecosystems work and what they do. We will also look at the role human activity has played, and the threats this poses to the very life support system we rely on. 

This webinar is based on one Jane ran earlier in the year, with some small updates.

 Key information

  • Duration: 1 hour, including talk and Q&A
  • Upcoming dates: Wednesday 21 October 2020
  • Start time: 7.30pm
  • Spaces are limited
  • Booking required (see below)
  • There will be opportunities to ask questions

How it works

  • Webinars are hosted on Zoom and booking a place is required (see below).
  • You can only book one place at a time.
  • Bookings require a functioning email address as the link to access the webinar will be sent there. Only one booking is allowed per email address.
  • You’ll usually receive notifications from us 1 day and 1 hour before the event is scheduled to take place.
  • This notification will include a Zoom webinar link. Simply click shortly before the webinar is due to begin.
  • Do not share your email link with other users. Space on the webinars is limited and each link will only give one user access.
  • If you have any questions please get in touch

Meet your tutor

Jane started as joint head of Education at CAT in October 2014 before moving into the role as Lead Academic in April 2016. Prior to joining CAT, Jane worked as a lecturer and BSc programme leader in ecology and conservation at Liverpool John Moores University. She also has substantial experience as a research ecologist at both Liverpool John Moores, and the University of Liverpool, where she completed her PhD.

Jane’s research has focused particularly on freshwater and wetland ecology, mainly into the relationships between phytoplankton, diatoms, macrophytes and eutrophication. This includes research for the Natural Environment Research Council, Environment Agency and the European Commission.

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