We are in the midst of the sixth 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 will explain why insects are in decline, and suggest how we can all help to tackle this crisis, by turning our gardens and urban green spaces into oases for life. He will discuss the many things we should do, and those things we should not do, to welcome bumblebees, butterflies, and a plethora of other wildlife into our gardens and into our lives.
Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex, specializing in bee ecology. He has published more than 300 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects.