Facing Extinction

Dr. Marion Mehring

Dieter Paulmann

Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese

Why is the preservation of biodiversity important? What are the consequences of its loss for individuals and for human society? What do we really know, where are gaps? What are the greatest threats, where do we need to act immediately? The doomsday scenarios are often presented - and yet, there are also many successful projects worldwide that effectively counteract the loss of species and promote sustainable consumption. Can these initiatives set a precedent? What can we do ourselves? 

Overview of all events of the theme day on 15.03.20: (Urban) Nature

Dr. Marion Mehring

Dr. Marion Mehring is Head of the Biodiversity and Population Research Unit at ISOE - Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Biodiversity and People. Her research focus lies on: Protection and use of biodiversity, inter- and transdisciplinary research processes, socio-ecological systems. Dr. Mehring conducts national and international research in Europe and Asia

Dieter Paulmann

Dieter Paulmann founded the OKEANOS Foundation for the Sea in 2007 to play a part in protecting the oceans. Internationally active, in 2015, the foundation produced the documentary film RACING EXTINCTION. Images from the film will also be part of a projection on the Westend Campus of the Goethe-University Frankfurt.

Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese

Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese is Director of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F), Professor at Goethe University Frankfurt, Vice-President of the Leibniz Association. She researches the significance of biological diversity in the Earth-human system. Her prime interest is the influence of climate change and land use change on biological communities and ecosystems. The aim of her research is to develop knowledge and solutions that contribute to sustainable development.


Facing Extinction

Podiumsdiskussion

  • 15.03.20, 12:30–13:30 Uhr
  • Instituto Cervantes – Festivalzentrum, Staufenstrasse 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

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