Talk on ‘Climate change: the role of biodiversity’ (TBC)

November 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
On Zoom
Mike Aspray
01884 242 606

(Details to be confirmed)

Our speaker is Kevin Gaston, who is professor of biodiversity and conservation at the University of Exeter. He has a first degree in zoology from Sheffield and a PhD in biology from York. From 2010 to 2017 he was Director of the university’s Environment and Sustainability Institute, which is based on the Penryn campus.

He now leads a research team investigating the relationships between people and nature – the effects of people on nature and the effects of nature on people – and how nature can be renewed following the enormous losses that have been caused.

Working in collaboration with the National Trust, his team has recently obtained funding of £10 million from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for a project (called ReNew) to investigate and tackle biodiversity.

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