As part of an annual series of academic exchanges between the French Embassy in London and University College London (UCL), this year the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER) at UCL are hosting a series of public debates and workshops with French colleagues around the theme ‘State of Nature’.

The first event, on 10th June 2014, is called ‘Technology for Nature?’. Prof. Kate Jones (CBER) will be hosting Prof. Romain Julliard and his research group from the National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France. The day will consist of an afternoon workshop & a public debate.


We debate whether new technologies can help us to further understand and predict the impact of anthropogenic change on the natural world. Can these technologies inspire people to become further engaged in the environment around them?