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Young Verrall Lecture 2023

4 March 2023 @ 08:00 17:00

The Royal Entomological Society frequently hosts and advertises UK and international events year-round for people of all stages of interest and career.

Becoming a member entitles you to discounted (and sometimes free) access to the majority of events.

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Join the Amateur Entomologists’ Society and Royal Entomological Society for a talk by Dr Edgar Turner to discover more.

This talk is aimed at young entomologists, particularly those 11-14 years, but open to all.

Dr Edgar Turner

Associate Professor, Curator of Insects in the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge

Tutor for Access and Outreach, Clare College

Ed Turner is a conservation scientist who researches strategies that can be employed to conserve species diversity and healthy ecosystem functioning both in the UK and abroad. He is also a University Teaching Officer in the Department of Zoology, Curator of Insects in the University Museum of Zoology and a Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge.

His work includes investigating biodiversity of oil palm plantations in Sumatra, Indonesia on the BEFTA programme, the SAFE Project in Sabah, Malaysia that experimentally investigates the impact of rainforest fragmentation and collaborating with the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust in the UK, investigating insect diversity and management on chalk grassland reserves.

Insects are an astonishingly diverse group of animals, found in nearly every ecosystem on land, and crucial for a host of ecosystem processes, including pollination, decomposition, and being food for many other larger species. Unfortunately, like many other groups, insect numbers are in decline. In this talk, Ed will explore some of the threats to insect diversity and work that his group and collaborators are carrying out to reduce insect losses in the UK, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Ed is interested in insect ecology and conservation, with research projects based in both the UK and Southeast Asia. His research focusses on ways that landscapes can be managed to benefit biodiversity and healthy-functioning ecosystems, while still allowing other uses.

Conserving insect biodiversity – Ed Turner

Find out about the history of the Verrall Lecture.

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