Biodiversity loss and climate change are paramount global existential threats. A conservation scientist must wield a scientific Swiss army knife to successfully undertake research in these topics that informs policy. James Russell has been researching conservation and biodiversity loss for twenty years. In this lecture, he will provide examples of some of the tools from the natural and social sciences he has used in his research.

James Russell is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland. He is an expert in conservation biology and biodiversity.

This lecture was hosted by the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland.

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See Also:

How is climate change impacting New Zealand’s biodiversity?

How can we preserve New Zealand’s biodiversity?