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Monday 13th April 2015 Where do Camels Belong?

Dr Ken Thompson, Recently retired lecturer (Dept. of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield) and author and writer.
Where do camels belong? In fact, where does any species belong? And what do we mean by belonging anyway? Even if we can decide where plants and animals belong, we live in a world where we – humans – have moved tens of thousands of species to somewhere else. Does that matter, and what – if anything – should we be trying to do about it?

In an attempt to answer these questions, and others, Ken Thompson takes a sideways look at alien species. Including the ‘is it native?’ quiz, this talk is guaranteed to leave you better informed, but probably more confused, about alien species than you were before.