Prescribing Nature: Understanding what happens when we see, touch and smell nature

Professor Baroness Kathy Willis, Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford
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19:00 - 20:00
Oxford Botanic Garden - Online Event
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Lectures and seminars
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Katherine Willis, CBE is Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Oxford and is Principal of St Edmund Hall. She is also a crossbench peer in the House of Lords. Her research falls into two categories. First, she aims to understand how plant biodiversity responds, over time and space, from years to millions of years and from local to global scales, to climate change and other environmental drivers. Second, she researches the flow and extent of critical ecosystem services that we obtain from plant biodiversity, such as the drawdown of atmospheric CO2, flood risk protection, clean water, soil erosion protection, and important spaces for enhancing physical and mental wellbeing.

This talk will focus on her latest research into quantifying the health and wellbeing benefits humans get from spending time in nature.

This lecture is online, you will receive joining details after you register.

Autumn Science Lectures 2023 | Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum.