Public talk on “The Anthropocene: a new epoch for the Earth, a new challenge for humanity” [19/05/2022]

The Open University of Cyprus (OUC) and the Postgraduate Programme “Environmental Conservation and Managementhave the honor to host Emilio Padoa-Schioppa, Associate Professor of Ecology at University of Milano-Bicocca. Dr Padoa-Schioppa will deliver an open public talk entitled: “The Anthropocene: a new epoch for the Earth, a new challenge for humanityon Thursday May 19, 2022, which is of interest to students and graduates of environmental sciences, landscape ecology and conversation biology, reearchers and university professors in related fields. The lecture will start at 18:00 EEST and will be broadcasted live through the OUC eLearning platform at this web link:

We live in an era marked by an indelible human footprint. Global warming, the alteration of normal biogeochemical cycles, the loss of biodiversity, the irreversible transformation of habitats and landscapes impose completely new challenges. Associate Professor Padoa-Schioppa will address questions such as: How to feed a growing humanity without further impacting the environment? Which institutions should be given the mandate to respond to a connected and interdependent reality? As he notes, “alone in this world, we have responsibility for our actions. We can make the Anthropocene an opportunity to rethink our planet”.

Dr. Emilio Padoa-Schioppa is Associate Professor of Ecology at the University of Milano-Bicocca. His main research interests are linked to lanscape ecology and conservation biology, and he teaches "Lanscape ecology"(Enviromental Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca), Biology and Didactics of Biology (Science of Primary Formation, University of Milano-Bicocca), Introduction to Sustainability, Ecosystem Services and Advanced Human ecology (Doctoral School of University of Milano-Bicocca). He's president of the Italian Society of Landscape Ecology.


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