Speaker: Steven Longmore, Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University

Title: Investigating ecosystems from the centres of galaxies to those on the verge of collapse here on Earth

Abstract: This talk will be a tale of two topics using astrophysical techniques to investigate ecosystems. In the first half I will review recent progress on an emerging, multi-scale picture of star formation and feedback in the centres of galaxy, and efforts to synthesise this into a general understanding of the mass flows and energy cycles in (extra) galactic nuclei. In the second half of the talk I will discuss how we are using astrophysics research techniques to help ecologists save critically endangered animal species and stop peat fires that are a major contributor to global warming.

What do the centres of galaxies have in common with monitoring endangered species on earth