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Ecology and Conservation


The CEC runs a series of events throughout the year, some of which are highlighted below.

Ecology and Conservation seminar series

The Centre for Ecology and Conservation runs a weekly seminar series featuring local and guest speakers. The seminars run every Thursday at 1.00pm on the Penryn Campus and are organised by Dr Ben Longdon. Please contact Dr Longdon if you are interested in attending or presenting a seminar, or you would like some further information.

Click here to see our seminar programme

Outreach event - Christmas lecture

Over 200 local primary school children from years 3 and 4 visited us in December to learn about animals in the arctic and marine life through interactive Christmas-themed science talks given by postgraduate students. Subjects included Animals of the North Pole, Dinosaurs in the Snow and Gift Giving in Marine Animals.

Darwin Week

At the CEC, Darwin week is our annual celebration of Darwin’s birthday and evolutionary research. We ran a series of events and for 2024 our programme included:

  • Lectures from Samir Okasha (Professor of Philosophy of Science) and Hanja Brandl (Post-doc of Behavioural Ecology)
  • 2 x Discussion Groups
  • Pub Quiz

Click here to download a copy of our full programme for Darwin Week 2024