Past event

Why BioDiversity matters? Celebrating the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Health guidelines for this event

  • Face masks required
  • Physical distance maintained event
  • Event area sanitised before event

Professor Anne Magurran (CBE) studies biological diversity - its measurement, evolution, maintenance and conservation. Her research has taken her from ancient woodland in Ireland to the flooded forests of the Amazon. She will describe her work quantifying the patterns and understanding the process of change in ecological communities over space and time, and discuss how the contributions of women scientists are playing a key role in addressing the biodiversity crisis.

The talk is free, but ticketed, with live-streaming also available. Tickets are available from the Byre Theatre. All University students and staff, as well as members of the public, are invited to attend. 

This event celebrates the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Each year, the School of Biology's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee hosts a public lecture that highlights the work of an eminent biologist to celebrate some of the outstanding science being done by women. 

Hosted by the Biology Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


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