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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Much ado about mothing Dedicated to moths, this episode explores how and why these unsung heroes deserve more attention. Lindsay Turnbull, Doug Boyes, Ben Sheldon 30 Jun 2020
2 Understanding our natural world: why languages matter What role do languages play in helping us understand and protect our natural world? Do the words we use when talking about our local flora and fauna matter? In this episode of LinguaMania, we explore the links between language and nature. Felice Wyndham, Karen Park, Andrew Gosler 09 Mar 2020
3 Creative Commons If biodiversity is the medicine, then what are its active ingredients? In this year's Haldane lecture, Professor Kathy Willis examines the newly emerging 'green health' scientific evidence-base. The lecture is introduced by the College President, Sir Tim Hitchens. Kathy Willis 18 Feb 2020
4 Climate change - who should we sue? In this episode of Futuremakers, we’re asking what does a rise in litigious climate action mean for society as we race to meet climate targets? Peter Millican, Fredi Otto, Liz Fisher, Myles Allen 13 Dec 2019
5 Creative Commons Between Optimism and Pessimism: prospects for the conclusion of a new treaty on marine biodiversity on the high seas The United Nations is currently undertaking negotiations with a view to concluding an international legally binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (the BBNJ Treaty). Joanna Mossop 18 Nov 2019
6 Climate change: do individual actions matter? Is there still potential for actions on an individual level to shape the future of the planet? Peter Millican, Susan Jebb, Tina Fawcett, Tristram Walsh 28 Oct 2019
7 Under the Radar: Fair and Equitable Benefit-sharing and the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Related to Natural Resources This article critically assesses the increasing cross-fertilization between international environmental law and international human rights law... Elisa Morgera 06 Feb 2017
8 'Relationships' part 1 - People and plants: balancing conservation and commerce How can working with people to understand how they use their local plants be used to protect them when industry moves in? How do we find and conserve areas of high 'bioquality'? William Hawthorne 12 Apr 2016
9 Creative Commons Biodiversity and climate change: what happens when we turn up the heat on nature? Dr Nathalie Seddon, Director of the Biodiversity Institute, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School. Nathalie Seddon 18 Aug 2015
10 Creative Commons The metabolism of a human-dominated planet Yadvinder Malhi, Director of the Oxford Centre ofr Tropical Forests, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School. Yadvinder Malhi 18 Aug 2015
11 'Artificial Intelligence' part 2 - How to create machines that learn Professor Nando de Freitas explains that understanding how our brains work has helped us create machines that learn, and how these learning machines can be put to completing different tasks. Nando de Freitas 19 May 2015
12 'Artificial Intelligence' part 1 - Using artificial intelligence to spot patterns Professor Stephen Roberts explains how machines, whose job it is simply to learn, can help researchers spot scientific needles in data haystacks, which will help us solve some grand challenges. Stephen Roberts 15 Apr 2015
13 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: Peacebuilding through Biodiversity: Session 2B Environmental Peacebuilding Chris Naylor, A Rocha, gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Chris Naylor 21 May 2013
14 Creative Commons Banking on Biodiversity The Chief Environmentalist at the European Investment Bank talks on 'Banking on Biodiversity: the Experience of the European Investment Bank'. Peter Carter, European Investment Bank 29 Nov 2012
15 Creative Commons Why is biodiversity so important for humanity? The biological diversity of life on earth provides all that is essential to the planet as we know it. But there are pressures on that biodiversity, including changing land use and global warming. Katherine Willis 20 Aug 2012
16 Colloquium Week 5: "Funding Conservation and Development in the Dominican Republic" A Paper detailing fieldwork analysing funding for conservation and development in the Dominican Republic. Laura Sauls 10 Jun 2009