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Tue, 17 Nov


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Averting the Insect Apocalypse - Dave Goulson

In association with Colchester Sixth Form College, best-selling author Dave Goulson explains why insects are disappearing fast and how turning our gardens into oases for life & changing how we grow food could help.

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Averting the Insect Apocalypse - Dave Goulson
Averting the Insect Apocalypse - Dave Goulson

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17 Nov 2020, 19:30 – 21:00

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Averting the Insect Apocalypse - A joint CNHS and Colchester Sixth Form College event

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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 Goulson explains why insects are in decline, and suggest how we should tackle this crisis, first by turning our gardens into oases for life, and second by fundamentally changing the way we grow food.

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Named number 8 in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s list of the top 50 most influential people in conservation, Dave Goulson, founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specializing in bee ecology. He has published more than 290 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects and is the author of Bumblebees; Their Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation, published in 2010 by Oxford University Press. He is arguably best known for his 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. But his following has grown with subsequent publications; A Buzz in the Meadow in 2014, Bee Quest in 2017 and The Garden Jungle in 2019. 

As if that wasn't enough he was the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s Social Innovator of the Year in 2010, was given the Zoological Society of London’s Marsh Award for Conservation Biology in 2013, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013, and given the British Ecological Society Public Engagement Award in 2014. 


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