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Perceptions of insects: Philias and Phobias – online discussion

21 June @ 13:00 14:00

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Taking place during Insect Week 2022 is the

‘Perceptions of insects: Philias and Phobias’ online discussion!

Love insects? Hate Insects? Bees good, wasps bad? Butterflies wow, moths yuk?

How do we come to love and hate insects, or prefer some insects over others? And why is this a crucial question in times of climate and biodiversity crisis?

A panel discussion about our perceptions of insects, with views from researchers in science communication, ecology, geography, literature and film.

Adam Hart, University of Gloucestershire

Adam Hart is Professor of Science Communication at the University of Gloucestershire. He teaches and carries out research in behaviour, ecology and evolution. Adam is also a science presenter on television and radio and has cofounded several Citizen Science surveys.

Franziska Kohlt, University of York

Liam Hathaway, De Montfort University

Seirian Sumner, University College London

Seirian Sumner is Professor in Behavioural Ecology at University College London. She looks at the evolution of social behaviour in insects and cofounded the Big Wasp Survey. Seirian is an advocate for female scientists and cofounded Soapbox Science. In 2022 Seirian’s book Endless Forms: The Secret World of Wasps is published.

Verity Jones, University of the West of England

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