About the OCTF Conservation & Development Brown-bag Lunch Series:
This series will promote an informal space for dialogue, cross-fertilisation and interdisciplinary discussion amongst OCTF members and others working on conservation and development issues in and around Oxford. The series will cover a wide-range of topics with a focus on the challenges and solutions to balancing conservation & development objectives. We expect topics to include environmental policy, forest governance, applied ecology, deforestation drivers & the private sector, local peoples’ rights, and beyond. We encourage participation of social and natural scientists as well as practitioners, students, and curious minds. Meetings will start with a short presentation (10-20 minutes) followed by plenty of time for discussion and debate. On weeks where there is no presenter, we will circulate a journal article to discuss as a group.