Why is Biodiversity Important?

Professor Kirsty Park

You have probably heard about the “biodiversity crisis” in the news. What does it mean?

In this talk we will cover what is meant by biodiversity, look at how it has changed over geological time and what is happening now. It is well established that humans are utterly reliant on the services provided to us by the species that comprise biodiversity, but what are these services, and which species can we afford to lose? 

We will also look at what we can do about the biodiversity crisis – there are a wide array of actions we can employ to boost declining populations and restore ecosystems and this talk will highlight the power of partnerships, politics and just getting on with it using a range of examples from those close to home to international.

10am – 10.45am

Sun 18th Sept

Pathfoot Lecture Theatre

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