Published on 11th January 2018
The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active biological society. Founded in 1788, the Society takes its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778).
2018 has been designated the third International Year of the Reef (IYOR) to strengthen awareness globally about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs and associated ecosystems. Prof Crabbe’s talk covers the effects of environmental stress, adaptation and evolution in extreme environments and how that can help us understand climate change mitigation. And lastly, some of our latest modelling of geoengineering solar radiation management for corals in the Caribbean.
Professor James Crabbe FLS is an Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Senior Research Associate in the Department of Zoology, Oxford University, from 2014 to 2017. He is a Vice-President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology, Chair of the Education Committee of the International Society for Reef Studies, and Committee Member of the International Year of the Reef (IYOR) 2018. In 2006 he won the Aviva/Earthwatch International Award for Climate Change Research.