Nature conservation is often thought of only with respect to forests and meadows. However, cities often have a greater species diversity than rural areas. What does that mean for Berlin? In this fifth event of the series Biodiversity - local/global, Prof. Dr. Ingo Kowarik, from the Technical University Berlin, and Ingrid Cloos, from the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment, looked at this question through the lens of urban ecology and landscape planning. Recordings of the lectures are avaiable online.
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ingo Kowarik [German]
Lecture by Ingrid Cloos [German]
Biodiversity - local/global
The term "biodiversity," or biological diversity, is being increasingly brought into a wide array of social and political debates, not least of all because of the numerous species and ecosystems that are under threat and because of the current and future human development options that are being lost due to decreasing biological diversity. What exactly is hidden behind the term, what relationships exist between human well-being and biological diversity, and what can politicians (and you, too!) do to protect them?
In order to address these questions, Ecologic Institute, the Urania Berlin, and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin have teamed up to present an event series entitled - Biodiversity - local/global - which offers a better understanding of the topic of biological diversity and all of its socially-relevant facets. Renowned experts report from their field of study and take part in open discussions with the audience.
Upcoming events of the Biodiversity - local/global series
This event series will run through June 2014. All events take place in German in the evening from 7.30pm to 9pm in the Urania in Berlin. Further information can be found in the flyer below. RSVPs are not required. Tickets: 7 Euro.
We look forward to your participation!