Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Wildlife Forensics – Identification for Conservation

Wildlife forensic science deals with the identification of non-human biological evidence and is widely employed to investigate the illegal wildlife trade, a growing global threat to biodiversity. But look beyond the crime scene and the science starts to reveal larger questions about the identity of all living things. This lecture will explore how cutting-edge science is helping to combat wildlife crime from poaching hotspots to retail outlets, while at the same time forcing us to re-examine how we use the concept of identity to categorise our natural world.

Following the talk there will be a Q&A with Dr Ogden

Rob Ogden is Head of Conservation Genetics at the Roslin Institute

Doors open at 6.15pm 

Our Changing World Series

The Our Changing World series, now in its ninth year, is a credit-bearing course that opens its doors to the public, who we invite to attend fascinating and accessible talks alongside our students. This year's theme is 'identity'.  For more information on the series please visit:

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Oct 30 2018 18.30 - 20.00

Wildlife Forensics – Identification for Conservation

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Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre, 32 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LH