Event

NRS Forest science seminar: Global insect declines?

Event details

  • Friday 22 January 2021
  • Start time: 14:00
  • online via Ms Teams

The contrasting trends among realms, sites, and biodiversity metrics

delivered by Roel van Klink, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research.

Summary

The decline of insect biodiversity has received a lot of attention in recent years, but much remains unknown regarding the variability in trends among sites and taxa. Roel will present the newest results of his ongoing work on a database of insect time series, and show contrasting trends. This presents not only an interesting puzzle, but also worry and hope.

online via Teams – please join the meeting

The small print

Talks last 40 - 45 minutes with 15-20 minutes for questions and discussion. Please join promptly at 14:00.

Further 2020/21 seminar will be announced shortly via emails and on our seminars webpage. FR colleagues can also view and add calendar entries with details of each seminar by adding ‘FR Seminars (NRS)’ to your list of calendars in Outlook.

Under normal circumstances seminars are held once a month on Friday afternoons from September to May at Forest Research’s Northern Research Station (NRS), just outside Edinburgh. However, due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, the forthcoming series (2020/21) will be presented online via Microsoft Teams. We welcome participation from external organisations and individuals, so please feel free to advertise this talk and to forward the invite to others.

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Teams instructions

We are now trialling use of Microsoft Teams for remote access to the seminars. Please see the attached document for Teams instructions and FAQs.

On the day, please make sure your mic is muted!

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