BES 5th Anniversary Celebration: Saving Gaia – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Synopsis “I wish you would use all means at your disposal – films, expeditions, the web, new submarines – to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas; Hope Spots large enough to save and…

Environment and Health: Vector-borne and Infectious Disease

Synopses The Challenge of Dengue and other Vector-borne Diseases in Singapore, A/P Ng Lee Ching Singapore has been confronted by the emergence and re-emergence of several important vector-borne diseases (such as dengue, chikungunya and malaria),…

ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

Overview The environmental underpinnings and implications of development have long been the focus of international attention, and certainly since 1983 when the General Assembly of the United Nations formed the World Commission on Environment…

BES Seminar Series - Environmental Career Panel

Abstract Students interested in the environment as a career often wonder what they can do with their degrees, and what their environmental careers could potentially look like. To gain further insights into these questions and provide a window…

Urban Wildlife Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation Policy: Meet the BES Lecturers

Abstract We live in an increasingly urban world. By 2050, 70% of all people on Earth will live in cities, and so the conversion of natural areas to concrete jungles continues. Although the process of urbanization is highly destructive to wildlife…

A Journey in Two Biospheres: Opportunites & Conservation Challenges

Synopsis The talk will highlight lessons learned from Biosphere 2: a Laboratory for the study of global ecology and review challenges facing the protection of coral reefs, sea turtles and marine mammals today. Examples will be given from experience…

CLIMATE SYSTEM AND HAZE: ISSUES, TECHNOLOGY AND IMPACT

Synopses Dr Jason Blake Cohen will give a quick introduction into what “haze” is and how it impacts the climate system. He will also share some results from both data analysis and modeling exercises to help strengthen this linkage between…