Autumn Science Lecture 2023: Prescribing Nature
Understanding what happens when we see, touch and smell nature
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 the evidence for the relationship between people's time spent in nature, and the health and wellbeing benefits this can bring. This lecture is online, you will receive joining details after you register.
Please note that this talk will not be recorded.