Visit to Deakin University and Melbourne by eminent ecologist, Professor Lord Krebs FRS

Professor Lord KrebsProfessor Lord Krebs is an engaging and amusing speaker and an eminent scientist.  He chairs the UK’s House of Lords Select Committee for Science and Technology, sits on the UK Climate Change Committee and chairs its Adaptation Sub-Committee.

He is a Fellow of the US National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society, and is Principal of Jesus College, Oxford.  He has been President of the British Science Association, President of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, chief Executive of the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council, and inaugural head of the UK’s Food Standards Agency.

Beginning his research career in ornithology, his research spans ecology, animal behaviour, neuroscience and climate change, and he is the author of over 300 papers. He also wrote multiple editions of the definitive textbooks in the field of behavioural ecology.

Please feel welcome to attend the various events below:

Tuesday 18 March (11:00-11:50am)
Location: GTP building, room na1.417, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Prof Lord Krebs will talk to our Zoology and Animal Sciences undergraduates (and any other interested undergraduates, postgraduates or postdocs) on “My Zoological Life”. This autobiographic sketch will be a wonderful opportunity for students to hear about his life experiences as a zoologist and ecologist, and to ask him questions. For more info click here.

Tuesday, 18 March (2:00-3:00pm)
Location: Green room ka4.207, Geelong Waurn Ponds.
Question and Answer session with young researchers (ie PhD students, postdocs, honours students).

Wednesday 19 March (5:30-7:00pm)
Prof Lord Krebs will give a public lecture in conversation with Robyn Williams of the ABC’s Science Show.
Location: Deakin Edge in Federation Square.
Admission is free, but you do need to register – see the attached ONLINE pdf to register.
The topic is “International and National perspectives on adapting to climate change”.
The event will be opened by Deakin’s Vice Chancellor.

Prof Lord Krebs is also giving a plenary talk at the Victorian Adaptation Forum on the morning of 20 March, at 217 Swanston St, Carlton
To register for that two day conference run by the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Researchclick here.

Please feel welcome to attend these various events, and please encourage your students and young researchers to do so as well.