Ask a Scientist LIVE | Ep.8 – Rewilding: benefits and drawbacks


04 May 2021
19:00 - 01:00




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Scientists for Extinction Rebellion Page

Not long after our latest episode, Ask a Scientist LIVE will return on Tuesday 4th May, 7pm BST (6pm UTC) with another fascinating episode: “Rewilding: What are the benefits and drawbacks of bringing back wild nature?”.

New topic, new panel, same format!

Rewilding is a divisive approach to restoring nature. Some consider it an essential action to prevent future extinctions, but others worry about the impacts on farmland or valuable habitats.

Should we re-introduce species, including large predators, and if so, how will they live alongside humans?
How will different sectors of society benefit from rewilding, or will some lose out?
How does the open-ended rationale of rewilding fit in with traditional, highly regulated nature conservation?

Watch it LIVE on Facebook or YouTube and ask your questions to our panel of experts:

Prof Susan Clayton, Chair of Psychology, The College of Wooster;
Dr Nathalie Pettorelli, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London;
Prof Jens-Christian Svenning, Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) & Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity, Department of Biology, Aarhus University;
Dr Kim Ward, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth

Chaired by Prof James Bullock, Ecologist and member of Extinction Rebellion Scientists.

As always, if you have already a question to ask, you can submit it in advance using this form:

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