Empty Oceans or Wild Life? The Global Ocean in the 21st Century
06.03.2017, Berlin | Our oceans are by far the world’s biggest ecosystem. They cover more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface. For a long time it seemed as though the oceans could be an inexhaustible source of food for humans. In the meantime, it has become clear that highly industrialized fisheries, the destruction of marine habitats, pollution and climate change have driven many marine fish populations to the brink of extinction. In his lecture “Empty Oceans or Wild Life? Oceans in the 21st Century,” marine biologist Boris Worm talks about the risks of overfishing and shows how we could rebuild and make good use of marine ecosystems. The talk will take place at the Berlin Natural History Museum on Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. Online registration starts March 24.
The talk is the first in our 2017 lecture series “Science in the Dinosaur Hall.”
Following its great success in 2016, the lecture series will be continued in 2017 as a collaboration between the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Natural History Museum in Berlin, and the Ernst Schering Foundation. On eight evenings, we invite you to the museum’s Dinosaur Hall to discover the fascinating world of science.
Following the lectures, you will have an exclusive opportunity to visit the museum until 10 p.m.
Topics & Dates
Natural History Museum
The lectures start at 7:30 p.m.
Registration is required. Please click on the registration link below the individual lectures.
All lectures will be videotaped and will be available on the YouTube channel of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
February 10, 2017
March 10, 2017
April 21, 2017
September 8, 2017
October 13, 2017
November 10, 2017
December 8, 2017
Photo 1: View of the Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum, © MfN Berlin, Carola Radke