Shark and Chips?talk Thu 28 Mar 2019, 18:15
Bradninch Place, Gandy Street
Exeter EX4 3LS
- Tickets £3
The sale of shark meat in fish and chip shops was dramatically uncovered by a team at the University of Exeter, led by Dr Andrew Griffiths. Andrew will tell the story behind his headline-grabbing work that recently identified threatened sharks on sale to the British public.
The wonderful diversity of sharks and rays around the UK and their decline are Andrew’s passion. He will describe how genetic approaches – based at looking at a shark’s DNA – provide unique insights into the ecology and conservation of this animal that we find so fascinating.
This talk will be followed by questions, before moving on to the bar for socialising and discussion.
This event is a part of a series of talks organised by Agile Rabbit in partnership with the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter. Agile Rabbit is a platform that provides special events for the South-West and beyond to focus on ideas, global affairs and the natural and scientific world.
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About the Speaker
Dr Andrew Griffiths is a lecturer in Biological Science at the University of Exeter. His work addresses broad questions in ecology and evolution, with a particular focus on utilising molecular approaches to solving problems that are intractable with traditional ecological methods. His work focuses on fish, in particular the variety of habitats they occupy and the commercial and conservation significance of many species.