Lecture: Professor Bruce C. Forbes
Professor Bruce C. Forbes from the Arctic Centre in Finland visited the Long Term Ecology Lab on Tuesday, 8th February and gave a talk entitled 'Land use, climate change and resilience in Nenets social-ecological systems, Arctic Russia'. The talk took place Tuesday, 8th of February, in the Zoology Department, and had an excellent turnout.
Professor Forbes has done remarkable real inter-disciplinary work in this region, bridging natural and social sciences with a team formed by biologists, geographers and anthropologists. Links to two of his most recent papers can be found here:
Forbes et al., 2009, PNAS, 'High resilience in the Yamal-Nenets social-ecological system, West Siberian Arctic, Russia'
Forbes et al, 2010, Glob.Chang.Biol., 'Russian Arctic warming and 'greening' are closely tracked by tundra shrub willows'