It is all about changes I am an evolutionary behavioural ecologist, a generalist, not a specialist. I get excited about many different topics and fast; but most of all, I enjoy working with aquatic organisms (mainly fish and crustaceans, marine and freshwater, in temperate and tropical environments: yes, I do not have one favoured study organism, but many). I am fascinated by behavioural adaptations and the evolution of animal mating systems and convinced that a deep knowledge of behavioural ecology and mating strategies in animals is fundamental in any program of conservation and management of biodiversity. In the last few years, I focused on two… Read More »All About Changes: colour and sex change in aquatic creatures – Dr Chiara Benvenuto
The story of the Earth is written in the rocks, and as a geologist, I read those rocks to tell that story. This often leads me to remote and exotic places. Like the heart of desolate Australian deserts or to the tops of mountains in the Canadian Rockies. But that story is all around us, too, in the towns and cities we live in. Humans have been using natural rock as building stone for thousands of years, the Great Pyramids of Giza, for example, are made from 50-million-year-old limestone littered with shells from the ancient seas. Despite the advent of modern building materials like… Read More »Urban Rock Hunting with Dr Brooke Johnson
LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 20 October 2020. Summary ‘In this lecture I will introduce you to an approach to the early intervention for children with autism. Because this is a condition arising early in development and enduring usually through the lifespan, this approach focuses on an early intervention focused on the family, to help parents provide the best conditions for the child to develop optimal social communication and adjustment. It works on the basis of our knowledge about how all children develop early social communication and social skills, and applies this to the challenges for families often… Read More »LIVE talk | Early Intervention for Autistic Children | 18:30 (UK time), 20 October 2020.
LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 12 October 2020. Summary Professor Jo Neill will discuss how and why she came to be so committed to psychedelic medicine, and her new projects with Drug Science, Heroic Hearts UK, and the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group. The Speaker Jo Neill is Professor of Psychopharmacology at the University of Manchester (Division of Pharmacy & Optometry). She is Chair of the Medical Psychedelics Working Group for Drug Science and a committee member, a scientific advisor for Heroic Hearts UK and the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group. She is co-founder of b-neuro, a University… Read More »LIVE talk | Psychedelic Medicine | 18:30 (UK time), 12 October 2020.