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May 26, 2011
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Paul Barrett is the 2011 recipient of the Bicentenary Medal of the Linnean Society, an organisation that promotes all branches of natural history, including botany and zoology.

 

Paul does research on dinosaurs but is also heavily involved in working with public audiences through exhibitions, media and other routes.

 

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The medal is awarded annually in recognition of work done by a biologist under the age of 40 years, and it was first awarded in 1978 on the 200th anniversary of the death of Carl Linnaeus. The award was presented at the Linnean Society anniversary meeting in Burlington House, London, in May.

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Collection Management Seminar As part of the Annual NHM Integrated Pest Management Awareness Day:

 

Tuesday 31st May 2011, 2.30pm-4.00pm Flett Lecture Theatre

 

by Armando Mendez, IPM Coordinator and Clare Valentine, Head of Collections for Zoology (and IPM Group Rep.), Natural History Museum, London.


Pests are widely recognised as one of the major risks to museum collections, yet many of the chemical methods which have been successfully used in the past to control them are now known to be hazards in their own right and can no longer be used. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) looks instead at the whole organisation of a museum, its staff, geography, building fabric, and how appropriate training and planning can reduce the pest risk.  Staff at the NHM have made IPM an integral part of their working lives through our policies and procedures. This seminar will review the latest initiatives the IPM Group has implemented and the plans for our new Quarantine facility which is being built this year will be highlighted.


Colleagues from other institutions welcome. For more information and contact details see http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/seminars-events/index.html

 

Tea and coffee will be available in the Flett lobby after the talk.

 

 


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