Science Policy Lecture 2019–Badgers, Bees and Biodiversity: Can we really have an Evidence-Based Environmental Policy?

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
02074344479 ext 211

EVENING LECTURE 18:00–19:00 Thursday 17 October 2019

In association with The Systematics Association.

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The talk will explore the interplay between science and policy in the environment. It will discuss the different roles of the academic and broader research community in providing evidence that in combination with economic considerations and political judgement influence policymakers. It will do this using examples from contested areas such as bovine TB, insecticide policy and how best to protect biodiversity in a crowded island.

Prof Charles Godfray FLS is a population biologist and biodiversity scientist by background who is currently Director of the interdisciplinary Oxford Martin School at Oxford University. He has worked on many areas of environmental policy and is currently chair of Defra’s Science Advisory Council.

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 17:30. Please note that the meeting room will open at 17:45, 15 minutes prior to the start of the talk.
  • Tea will be served in the Library from 17:30 and the event will be followed by a white wine reception (cash bar).
  • Please note that Fellows-only tickets are limited to two tickets per Fellow (one for themself and a guest).
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