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TEDxGeneva - Ivan Löbl - Biodiversity Where Are We Going?

TEDxGeneva -- Ivan L?bl "Biodiversity: Where Are We Going?" Named curator and head of the Department of Entomology of the Natural History Museum in Geneva in 1992, Ivan L?bl held this position until retiring in 1999. His studies focused on poorly known soil and mycophagous faunas and led to the discovery of several thousand previously unknown species. L?bl has published some 250 scientific papers. Since then, he pursues taxonomic research and, together with A. Smetana, edit the Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. The project has been called as a "unvergleichbare Monumentalwerk", or "the most used reference work on beetles of the 21st century," and for which the two Editors received a medal of outstanding achievement by the Symposium Internationale Entomofaunisticum Europae Centralis, in 2007. - About TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDxGeneva, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxGeneva event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
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