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Invasive Species (the Forum)

10 October, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

From parakeets to grey squirrels, signal crayfish to Japanese knotweed, with the help of human beings, non-native species have adeptly squawked, crawled, and rooted themselves in unfamiliar ecosystems. Should we welcome these invaders as a sign of cross-species cosmopolitanism or attempt to remove them? Are some non-native species friends and others foes? When does conservation become ‘green xenophobia’ (Fred Pearce)? In this event, we discuss theoretical and practical responses to non-native species.

Speakers
Fred Pearce, Science journalist and author
Chris Thomas, Professor of Biology, University of York
Emma Townshend
, Author and gardening columnist for The Independent on Sunday

Chair
Danielle Sands, Fellow, The Forum; Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London

Details

Date:
10 October
Time:
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/forthcomingevents/invasive-species/

Venue

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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