Sunday, 8 September 2013

BSBI President in online Q&A. 

Ian Denholm and Martin Godfrey at the BSBI AGM 2013
Photo: L. Marsh
Our President, Ian Denholm, is to appear in a live, on-line Q&A on the subject of 'What impact will UK biodiversity decline have?" For one hour on Wednesday, 18th September, starting at 2pm, Ian and other experts on the panel will be available to answer your questions. 

The event is organised by Sense About Science, who define themselves as "a charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion". 

More details here: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/ pages/biodiversity-decline.html and you can submit your questions via Twitter or email plantsci@senseaboutscience.org


Ian Denholm
Ian is used to helping people make sense of science (he is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Sciences at the University of Herts.) and his long experience as a research scientist (he spent decades running the Plant and Invertebrate Ecology Unit at Rothamsted Research) will also stand him in good stead. 

Ian can also draw on years of experience out in the field, seeing the impact of biodiversity decline at first hand. The photograph above shows him in typical field botanist's pose - on his knees in a wet field, in the rain, peering at a plant. And enjoying every minute of it!

So do check out the Q&A on the 18th September and maybe submit a question for our new President?