The Department of Geography in collaboration with the Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network (BSUFN) and the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) are organising a weekly seminar series on “Food, Climate and Society”. This series will explore the multiple challenges that the global food system is facing: feeding more people healthy food while limiting environmental and social impacts.
The final seminar in this series will be given by Dr Jorn Scharlemann (University of Sussex) on the topic of ‘Land Sharing Versus Land Sparing‘. The seminar will be on Thursday the 28th of April 2016 from 12:30 until 14;00 and will be held in Arts C Global Studies Resource Centre, University of Sussex.
After completing a PhD on eggshell thickness declines at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK, Jorn Scharlemann worked as a Research Biologist for the RSPB studying the impacts of agriculture on biodiversity. From 2003-2005 he was a post-doc at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford modelling deer, ticks and tick-borne diseases, followed by a year as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama. From 2007-2012 Jorn was the Senior Scientist at UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK. In 2012 he moved to the University of Sussex as Reader in Ecology & Conservation. Since 2015 has been the Interim Director of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme.