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Alien Invaders

Animal Adventures Season continues with an exploration of extotic invaders.

If you thought alien invaders only existed in science fiction, think again. They are all around us, in the forms of exotic animals and plants transported beyond their natural limits by humans, often with disastrous consequences. But which species become invaders, and how? What happens when an animal sets up camp in a foreign land? Prof. Tim Blackburn will show how human desires and the species’ characteristics connect to drive the process of alien invasion, as illustrated by birds.

Tim Blackburn is Director of the Institute of Zoology at the Zoological Society of London, and honorary professor at the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham. His latest book, Avian Invaders: The Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds, will be published by OUP in May 2009. Following the talk, join us for a free glass of wine in a private view of the Museum.


Professor Tim Blackburn | talks | www


Date and Time:

5 March 2009 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL
Rockefeller Building
University Street
020 3108 2052

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