PAGES Palaeosciences Symposium - 26 March 2020 at the University of Cape Town

26 Feb 2020 - 16:00

(This conference has unfortunately had to be cancelled in light of COVID-19)


Many of the transformations and challenges facing the environment and society are linked to human activities. The challenge now is to use human ingenuity to create, conserve and restore environments and landscapes that meet the needs of people at the same time as safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem services, and retaining adaptive capacity. This challenge requires an interdisciplinary approach in order to understand the interplay, trade-offs and complexities of competing human and biological imperatives. In the face of this complexity, examining past variability can help in defining realistic future scenarios and in shaping ecosystem management that builds resilience and sustains ecosystem services.


In this symposium, we consider how a past-present-future perspective can contribute to biodiversity conservation and sustainability in a changing world.


Registration closes on 16th March at 23h00.

Please click here to register.


Date And Time



Lecture Theatre 2, John Day Building, University Avenue North

University of Cape Town


Cape Town, Western Cape 7701

South Africa