Autumn Science Lecture 2023: Tropical forests and planet Earth

The twin key environmental challenges of our times are to stabilise our climate system and reverse the decline of biodiversity. Tropical forests play an important role in addressing both these challenges. Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Professor of Ecosystem Science at the University of Oxford, will explore what role tropical forests play in the Earth System and will discuss the interaction between tropical forests and climate change, highlighting some of his team’s recent research that combines detailed field data collection with satellite remote sensing. Field work and observations remain an essential component of understanding and stewarding our changing biosphere.



Autumn Science Lectures 2023

Our Autumn Science Lecture series invites distinguished academics to deliver lectures on plant sciences and related areas of research. These lectures are online and are free for all to attend.
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Thursday 19 October

Dr Roberto Salguero-Gómez
"Have plants tapped into the fountain of eternal youth?"

Thursday 26 October Professor Baroness Kathy Willis
"Prescribing Nature: Understanding what happens when we see, touch and smell nature"


Thursday 9 November Professor Ilina Singh
Eco-Flourishing and Mental Health: Promises and Challenges
Thursday 23 November Professor Lars Østergaard
"Fruit development, morphology and evolution driven by a hormonal and genetic pas de deux"
Thursday 30 November Professor Yadvinder Malhi
"Tropical forests and planet earth: A macroscope view"