James Borrell is a conservation biologist with a passion for challenging research expeditions. He founded the social enterprise Discover Conservation and is a member of the Inspired50.
James’ research has taken him from the Peruvian Amazon to the High Arctic studying everything from critically endangered big cats, to tiny dragonflies and even dwarf trees. Even having visited remote parts of the tropics, James describes the hardest working environment as a bleak hillside in the Scottish Highlands with ‘typical’ Scottish weather. James’ particular interest is the genetics of endangered species and exploring how we can engage young people with conservation through citizen science and fieldwork.
Despite all the bad news we are bombarded with daily about the state of our natural world, James is stubbornly optimistic and is convinced we are beginning to turn the corner. It is this message of optimism that James will aim to share in his talk.
More about James here: www.jamesborrell.com
James founded the social enterprise Discover Conservation and is a member of the Inspired50. James’ research has taken him from the Peruvian Amazon to the High Arctic studying everything from critically endangered big cats, to tiny dragonflies and even dwarf trees. James is convinced we are beginning to turn the corner. It is this message of optimism that James will aim to share in his talk.
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Hank wraps up the Crash Course on ecology by taking a look at the growing fields of conservation biology and restoration ecology, which use all the kung fu moves we’ve learned about in the past eleven weeks and apply them to protecting ecosystems and to cleaning up the messes that we’ve already made.
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Table of Contents
1) Types of Diversity 3:00
2) Conservation Biology 4:12
A) Small Population Conservation 4:26
B) Declining Population Conservation 5:50
3) Restoration Ecology 7:06
A) Structural Restoration 7:30
B) Bioremediation 7:48
C) Biological Augmentation 8:03
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21 thoughts on “Is There Hope For Conservation? | James Borrell | TEDxQMUL”
But with populations that small, wouldn't you end up with severe inbreeding? What about genetic drift?
I'm passing my Science classes because of you, thanks so much.
Cant uncook the bacon, but we can eat it.
I FINISHED!!!!!!!! Wow amazing, thanks Hank for your super ecology course
I can never have enough Crash Course.
Oh man, this guy could be a rapper he needs to slow down just a bit… Lol… Really good presentation though!
Co servation biology is the next class I have to take after regular biology. My major is environmental science.
I hate when people at school make fun of me for caring about the environment!:(
watched every single episode – TWICE. The beautiful delivery is a tragic irony with the nature of the news
How I processed what Hank said at 5:06;
"The next step is to figure out what is the minimum viable population of the ecosystem, this is done by calculating the minimum viable population, which is the minimum viable population size to survive and sustain itself."
So apparently 40 people clearly don't want to save the planet.
You should do a series on mythology!
I love these educational channels! Thanks for this video
Aren't Dingo's introduced?
AP Environmental Science test is 2 days!!!
I need water!!!!
ME TO SOS PLEASE SEND FOOD
my science teacher is forcing me… sos… SOS!!!!!
Are dingoes native to Australia? I always thought they themselves were an invasive species, just one from several thousand years ago.