An Evening with Dave Goulson - Saving Our Insects
About the event
The Wildlife Trust BCN is thrilled to offer this unmissable opportunity to hear from renowned author, biologist and conservationist, Dave Goulson.
In this interesting and thought-provoking talk, Dave will explain that we are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event, with extinctions occurring faster than at any time in the last 65 million years. ‘Bioabundance’ is in decline, with recent studies showing that insects in particular seem to be disappearing fast. If it continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet. Dave will explain why insects are declining, and suggest how we should tackle this crisis, first by turning our gardens and urban greenspaces into oases for life, and second by fundamentally changing the way we grow food.
There will be time for you to pose questions at the end of the event.
About Dave Goulson:
Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specialising in bee ecology. He has published more than 300 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects.
He is the author of Bumblebees; Their Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation, published in 2010 by Oxford University Press, and of the Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale, a popular science book about bumble bees, published in 2013 by Jonathan Cape, and now translated into fourteen languages. This was followed by A Buzz in the Meadow in 2014, Bee Quest in 2017, and The Garden Jungle in 2019. His most recent release is Gardening for Bumblebees: A Practical Guide to Creating a Paradise for Pollinators, released in April 2021.
Goulson founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 12,000 members. He was: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s Social Innovator of the Year in 2010; given Zoological Society of London’s Marsh Award for Conservation Biology in 2013; elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013; given the British Ecological Society Public Engagement Award in 2014; given Zoological Society of London’s Clarivate Award for Communicating Zoology in 2020. In 2015 he was named number 8 in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s list of the top 50 most influential people in conservation. In 2018, 2019 and 2020 he was named as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Thompson ISI. He is a trustee of Pesticide Action Network, and an Ambassador for the UK Wildlife Trusts.
PriceWildlife Trust BCN Members £6, Non-Members £8
Additional booking informationThis event will be shown via Microsoft Teams. You do not need an account and instructions will be sent for accessing the talk. A link to the event will be send a couple of days in advance. This event will not be recorded.
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