Species on the move: Is there anything wrong with nature?


Species on the move: Is there anything wrong with nature?

The Chinese mitten crab, the Pacific rock oyster and the predatory fish Snakehead have one thing in common. They are introduced species that have settled in new regions by different routes.

But when are introduced species unwanted and when are they perhaps even welcome? Ecosystems change and rearrange themselves - and humans are part of it. In an interactive exchange with experts* you will learn about the causes and effects on biodiversity. We invite you to discuss with all participants when species are considered worthy of protection and to what extent we ourselves are involved in the history of nature. We have invited experts from the fields of biology, politics, nature conservation and philosophy.


World Café

In the workshop phase you will discuss different aspects of the topic at different tables with one expert* each. At the tables you will record your thoughts and ideas on the tablecloth. After 15 to 20 minutes you move on to the next table. The expert remains at the table as host and informs the next group about the status of the discussion. At the end we all bring the results of the topic tables together and discuss in the group.



Dr. Sven Bergmann - Maritime and Environmental Anthropologist, German Maritime Museum

Dr. Katja Broeg - Marine biologist and ecotoxicologist, Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie

Dr. Christian Buschbaum - Marine Ecologist, Alfred Wegener Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (Wattenmeerstation Sylt)

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