Sydney Science Forum 2017 @ Westmead: Life in the City: why nature persists in urban environments

18 October 2017

Life in the City: why nature persists in urban environments

 

Associate Professor Dieter Hochuli

School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

 

We often think of cities as concrete wastelands, where humans and their structures dominate and our natural systems are lost. The reality is that a surprising number of animals and plants manage to persist in cities. Some even thrive, seemingly better off in our modern cities than in their natural habitats.

 

Discover the ways nature adapts to the pressures of city life and find out about new ways to conserve nature in cities. Associate Professor Dieter Hochuli will explore how nature in cities links to human wellbeing, and ultimately how understanding the ecology of novel urban ecosystems is central to creating liveable global cities.

 

Event details

  • When: 5.45pm - 7.15pm
  • Where:

    Westmead Education and Conference Centre

    John Loewenthal Auditorium

    Level 2

    Westmead Hospital

    https://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Westmead-Education-and-Conference-Centre


  • Cost: Free. Registration essential
  • Registration:http://sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/whats-on/index.shtml
  • Contact:

    Liz Kenna

    Public Programs Coordinator

    T 9351 5397

    E liz.kenna@sydney.edu.au



Sydney Science Forum 2017 @ Westmead: Life in the City: why nature persists in urban environments

Where

Westmead Education and Conference Centre

John Loewenthal Auditorium

Level 2

Westmead Hospital

https://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Westmead-Education-and-Conference-Centre


When

18 October 2017


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