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Rick Battarbee Lecture Series

Professor John Dearing to give inaugural lecture on 17th May

Rick Battarbee Lecture Series

The Rick Battarbee Lecture Series has been established to celebrate the contribution made by Rick to science, and to geography in particular. We are delighted to announce that the inaugural lecture, on Sediments, Systems and Sustainability, will be given by John Dearing, Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Southampton,  on Thursday 17th May 2012, at 5 pm in the UCL Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre.


Professor Dearing’s research addresses the complex links between human activities, climate and the natural environment, particularly the changes taking place over multi-decadal timescales. He chairs the Past Global Changes (PAGES) programme Past Human-Climate-Ecological Interactions (PHAROS), which contributes to the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP).  PHAROS is designed to coordinate research which uses past knowledge to inform the management of present and future human-environment systems (

Professor Dearing is also a member of the PAGES SSC, the UK IGBP National Committee, the Journal of Paleolimnology editorial panel, and a Visiting International Expert at the Key State Laboratory for Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai.


Future Battarbee Lectures will be given by Professor Erik Jeppesen (2013; Aarhus University), Professor Sherilyn Fritz (2014; University of Nebraska) and Professor Dick Wright (2015; Norwegian Institute for Water Research).


Entry to the lecture is by ticket: so please book at the following address:


Professor Rick Battarbee (c) RGS-IBG Howard Sayer

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