Event: Ecology and Natural History

London Natural History Society

8th December 2022


Cost: Free

Sectors: ecology, environmental education

Ecology and Natural History

LNHS Virtual Natural History Talk by David Wilkinson

Virtual Talk: Thu, 8 December 2022 @ 19:30 – 20:00 GMT (LNHS AGM 18:30-19:30)

The science of ecology underlies most of the key issues facing humanity, from the loss of biodiversity, through sustainable agriculture, to the effects of climate change and the spread of pandemics. This talk introduces the science of ecology and some of its basic ideas, such as the role of photosynthesis in providing the energy for life (and also locking up carbon) and the importance of decomposition in facilitating the recycling of nutrients. It also highlights some current key research questions – such as the ecology of microorganisms and how we can understand ecology at a planetary scale.

Dave Wilkinson is an ecologist with very wide interests, having published research on organisms ranging from bacteria to sauropod dinosaurs He spent almost a quarter of a century teaching at Liverpool John Moores University, and is now visiting Professor in Ecology at the University of Lincoln and an honorary research fellow in archaeology at the University of Nottingham. His most recent book is ‘Ecology and Natural History’ published in 2021 in Collins' long-running New Naturalist series.

London Natural History Society AGM

The London Natural Society AGM will take place in the same virtual meeting room from 18:30 to 19:30 - non-members are also very welcome.

We are hoping for a great turnout for our AGM when you can find out about what the LNHS has been doing. We have some rule changes for members to vote on and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

London Natural History Society Virtual Talk Series

  • The LNHS Virtual Natural History Talk series brings together naturalists with experts and specialists using the Zoom video conferencing tool. 
  • All LNHS Virtual Natural History Talks will:
  • Comprise of a 30-40 minute talk from the guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. 
  • Be free to attend by all, including both LNHS members and non-members. 
  • Be hosted on Zoom and bookings will be managed through Eventbrite, with joining instructions sent to those that have booked prior to the event. 
  • Be recorded and subsequently made available through YouTube. 

Talks will cover a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to) ecology, identification, recording and conservation, and in a variety of groups including birds, mammals, flowering plants, fungi, bryophytes, reptiles and amphibians, and a range of invertebrate groups.

Book spaces via our Eventbrite page