Biogeography - Island ecology

With a degree specialising in ecology, a Masters in Oceanography, and a fascination in Geography, I can also link the appreciation of wildlife to Geography and Geology. I am also a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

N Saltee islands 147 1280x852THE GREAT BRITISH COASTLINE

A celebration of the British coastline and the wildlife - with varied geology and the length of the coastline it is one of the most diverse coastlines in the World.

APPRECIATING THE TIDES AND THE INTERTIDAL ZONE

Learn all about the marine life that can be encountered in one of the most demanding habitats on the planet, the inter tidal zone.

THE DAY THE EARTH CRACKED!

A fun and fascinating look at geology and the formation of our coastlines, the ocean floor, and plate tectonics. With plenty of pictures to show just how interesting geology can be - with fascinating ways to look at the age and the size of the Earth, plate tectonics, and why places like Britain and Svalbard have such a  diverse coastline.

ICELAND - LAND OF ICE AND FIRE!

A look at the amazing geology and widlife of this very ’young’ island.

LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE

A look at the ecology of the oceans, some of the amazing adaptions, and some of the bizarre form

THE LAND OF ICE AND PEAKS

A look at the geology and landscape of Svalbard and the impact on the flora and fauna - similar lectures can be arranged for other regions of the World.

ISLANDS - A CELEBRATION

A fun look at island biogeography and how it has an impact on the number of species on an island. Also the different types of islands and the role of plate tectonics, ice ages, sea level changes on the World today and evolution in general. Also what is  the largest island in the world today, in the past, and why a riddle in the Hobbit helps to explain the vast geological time scale, something geologists did not trully comprehend until quite recently.