Wessex Conservation Forum & Freshwater Biological Association Seminar


Larry Nielson has kindly offered to give a seminar as part the Wessex Conservation Forum within the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences at Bournemouth University. He says “It should be inspirational, and a great one for professionals, citizens and students aspiring to make the world a better place”.

Larry worked at the River Lab in the 1980’s and he now is Professor of Natural Resources in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University (USA). He is also an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Fellow of the American Fisheries Society, and past president of the American Fisheries Society

The seminar is based on his new book, Nature’s Allies: 8 Conservationists Who Changed Our World. For more details: Katie Thompson or Genoveva Esteban

Please come along and enjoy!

Cafe Scientifique

‘Breathe your way into balance – Postgraduate Francesco Ferraro’

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

During Daily Activity, our body needs to readjust itself to avoid falls. The muscles’ strength contributes to postural adjustments to stop us losing balance. But with advancing age, this mobility and strength diminishes, putting is at risk of falls.

Recent research has shown that the inspiratory (breathing) muscles may work as postural muscles. We know that muscular training programs might help to prevent fall accidents. This is why we are testing a novel theory that training the breathing muscles can reduce the risk of falling.

This talk will explain how the inspiratory muscle training and its relationship with the deep stabiliser muscles of the trunk and lumbopelvic regions (also known as the core muscles).

Location: Cafe Boscanova on Boscombe High Street  (650 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 4BP).