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Seminars

View our list of forthcoming Seminars below.

Previous Seminars

N. investigator (courtesy Ashleigh Whiffin, National Museum of Scotland)
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

Romance on carrion: the necrophagous insects

14 February 2017, 4pm

In this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar, Ashleigh Whiffin from the National Museum of Scotland will discuss how carrion insects provide a valuable service by recycling nutrients.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2017-02-14
Barley fields (c) James Hutton Institute
for students, scientists and anyone interested in food security

Food, thriving people and paradigm shifts in the 21st century: goodbye Homo sapiens, hello… ?

24 January 2017, 11:00am

In this seminar, independent writer Geoff Tansey will reflect on the challenges facing us in creating food systems globally that are fair, healthy and sustainable in the face of growing inequality, transformative technologies and possible paradigm shifts.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2017-01-24
Termites (c) James Hutton Institute
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

Termites and soils in a dryland environment

10 January 2017, 4pm

In this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar, Sam Gandy will discuss the first pan-African analysis of land use impacts on termite community structure across the whole of the African continent.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2017-01-10
Hoverfly larva (c) James Hutton Institute
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

Larval ecology of hoverflies

13 December 2016, 4pm

In this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar, Geoff Wilkinson (North East Scotland Biological Records Centre) will discuss the ecology of hoverfly larvae.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2016-12-13
Parasitoid wasp (c) James Hutton Institute
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

Does crop identity impact aphid pest control by wasp natural enemies?

8 November 2016, 4pm

In this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar, Jennifer Slater will discuss how crop identity impacts aphid pest control by wasp natural enemies.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2016-11-08
Upland summer mayfly (Ameletus inopinatus) (c) Cyril Bennett
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

More than just fish food: Ecosystem services provided by freshwater insects

12 April 2016, 4pm

In this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar, Craig Macadam will explore the diverse and unexpectedly wide-ranging ecosystem services and benefits provided by freshwater insects.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2016-04-12
Peatland can support multiple ecosystem services (c) James Hutton Institute
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

Evaluating Peatland Management for Multiple Ecosystem Services

8 March 2016, 4pm

In this seminar, Ainoa Pravia from the James Hutton Institute's Ecological Sciences group will discuss ways of assessing the effectiveness of peatland management.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2016-03-08
Dr Nicola Holden (c) James Hutton Institute
for scientists, students and other interested parties

Women in Science Festival - Distinguished Speaker Seminar 2016: Bacteria in Search of the Perfect B&B

8 March 2016, 11:00am

Join Dr Nicola Holden (James Hutton Institute) for a talk that will explore her work on bacteria that are found in our food and how to prevent their spread from the field to our plates.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2016-03-08
Damsels (c) James Hutton Institute
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

Dragonflies and damselflies of North East Scotland

9 February 2016, 4pm

In this seminar, Juliette Dining will provide an overview of dragonfly and damselfly populations in Aberdeenshire including a look at key species.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2016-02-09
F. aquilonia colony (c) James Hutton Institute
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

Dispelling the myths: a new look at wood ants

12 January 2016, 4pm

In this seminar, Dr Jenni Stockan will look at wood ants as integral components of the ecosystems they inhabit and their role in nutrient cycling as well as other natural processes.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2016-01-12

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