Biodiversity conservation in the 21st century: what plants should we conserve and where?

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Biodiversity conservation in the 21st century

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


The Brookes Athena SWAN Lecture
In this Athena SWAN lecture, Professor Willis will discuss her ongoing research into biodiversity conservation, through examining the relationship between long-term vegetation dynamics and environmental change.
The lecture will question which plants we should conserve and where, drawing on her breadth of expertise in biodiversity and the processes responsible for ecosystem thresholds and resilience.
Kathy is currently leading the development of a new science strategy for Kew; to focus and enhance its world-leading science and conservation work, strengthen its position as a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge and promote plant and fungal-based solutions to current global challenges.

About the speaker

PROFESSOR KATHY WILLIS - Director of Science at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

Professor Kathy Willis became Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2013 and is also currently Professor of Biodiversity in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford.
Kathy currently has an adjunct Professorship in Biology at the University
of Bergen.