Biodiversity knowledge politics conference

11 May 2012, 10am


This conference will be jointly hosted by the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge; Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) and the Natural History Museum in London.

The interaction between biodiversity science and policy at the global scale is drawing considerable focus from governments, scientists and civil society. At the same time there is a rich mix of experiments in opening up biodiversity knowledge to wider publics. Initiatives range from public participation in monitoring schemes, to citizen science projects and collaborative engagement with local knowledges of nature.

This conference at the University of Cambridge will seek to establish a forum for on-going dialogue between those working in science policy, biodiversity science, social science and institutions such as natural history museums. Our aim is to initiate conversations at the conference that will lead to new and productive forms of public engagement with biodiversity knowledge, policy and practice.

Confirmed speakers

  • Dr Bob Bloomfield, NHM London
  • Professor Bill Sutherland, Conservation Biology, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Johannes Vogel, Berlin Natural History Museum
  • Dr Bhaskar Vira, Geography, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Claire Waterton, CSEC, Sociology, Lancaster University
  • Dr Esther Turnhout, Wageningen University
  • Professor Brian Wynne, University of Lancaster
  • Professor Christoph Görg, UfZ, Leipzig


Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)
Alison Richard Building
7 West Road

This conference will run from 10:00 on Friday 11th May until lunchtime on Saturday 12th May.

For further information please follow the link to the CRASHH website here, or contact Helga Brandt.

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