Other Portsmouth events

Folklore and Facts - exploring climate change and biodiversity

Please note: Events will be held on the ground floor and are 18 years+. Step free access is also available - please ask a steward for assistance.
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7.00-9.30pm
The Barley Mow, 39 Castle Road,
Portsmouth PO5 3DE
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We'll be exploring how folklore and traditions can lead to exciting insights into wildlife and biodiversity, how climate change affects marine ecosystems in Antarctica, and closer-to-home environmental changes on the Isle of Wight in recent millennia.

Whispers of the Wild: unveiling knowledge through local lore

Dr Francoise Cabada-Blanco (Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Portsmouth)
When ancient wisdom meets modern science, many secrets get uncovered. We will look at the use of Local Ecological Knowledge (LEK) in conservation, exploring how the observations and traditions of indigenous and local communities offer invaluable insights into the mysterious lives of elusive creatures. LEK is not just a window to the past, but a key to sustainable conservation and the future of biodiversity.

About the speaker:
Dr Francoise Cabada-Blanco is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Marine Biology at the University of Portsmouth, and Co-Chair of the IUCN SSC Corals Specialist Group

An Antarctic Expedition: a journey to understand the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems.

Dr Alejandro Roman-Gonzalez (Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Portsmouth)
[Description to be added soon!]

Changing Environments: Tracking environmental changes on the Isle of Wight over the past 13,000 years

Eve Horsfall (PhD student in Geography, University of Portsmouth)
Environmental changes since the end of the last Ice Age have transformed Britain from an unrecognisable past into the familiar landscape we know today - but what exactly were these changes? Did they happen all at once or steadily over a period of time?

A project based at the University of Portsmouth is using volcanic ash and environmental reconstruction using pollen, geochemistry and charcoal to look at environmental changes in the Isle of Wight region over the past 13,000 years and seeks to bring further clarification as to the nature of these changes.
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Other The Barley Mow events

2024-05-14 Stress, Autism, and Child Development The Barley Mow 39 Castle Road, Portsmouth, PO5 3DE, United Kingdom
14 May
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Stress, Autism, and Child Development

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