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27.01.2023 | 14:00 | Talk by Professor Dan Brockington at the Geography Department

  • Wann 27.01.2023 ab 14:00 Uhr
  • Wo RUD 16 | Raum 2'108
  • Name des Kontakts
  • Telefon des Kontakts +49 30 2093 9372
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Dear all,

I would like to warmly invite you all to a seminar talk by Prof. Dan Brockington at the Geography Department. Dan will deliver a seminar talk entitled "Conservation Data Justice" - abstract see below. The talk will give examples from his prior research, as well as focus on his new ERC Advanced Grant project that with the same title.

The seminar will take place at 2pm in room 2'108 (Uckermark). After the talk and a joint discussion there will be the opportunity to meet with Dan in a smaller round.

Hope to see many of you there!
Kind regards,



In December 2022 the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biodiversity agreed a series of measures that requires ‘effective conservation and management’ of 30% of the world’s lands, waters and oceans. Determining where this attention should be directed – the exercise of conservation prioritisation – preoccupies many of the world’s leading conservation scientists. Conservation prioritisation is data hungry. It requires numerous data layers depicting land cover and land cover change, eco-region maps, agricultural activity, human populations, wealth, species distribution, predictions of how all these will change as the climate warms and so on. In this  presentation I outline a new way of looking at the challenges of prioritisation by considering the data justice issues that it presents. I outline first why we need to think about data justice, and how it differs from other established concepts like epistemic justice. I then discuss what forms of data are being used in some conservation planning exercises and how using a data justice lens can help us better to understand the challenges they pose. I suggest practical ways of responding to some of the ethical challenges that arise.

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Prof. Dr. Tobias Kuemmerle
Conservation Biogeography
Geography Department | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
phone: +49 (0) 30 2093 9372
fax: +49 (0) 30 2093 6835
mail: Unter den Linden 6 | 10099 Berlin | Germany