Briefing Note launch and panel discussion - Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function

Join us on Thursday 22 February, 08:45-10:30, for the breakfast launch of our Briefing Note Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function: A global analysis of trends. This event is co-organised by the Imperial Policy Forum.

High levels of biodiversity are vital in preserving ecosystem function. There however remains major gaps in our understanding of how ecosystems work, and how this interacts with climate change. Co-author Dr Will Pearse, Reader in Evolutionary Ecology in the Department of Life Sciences, will present work conducted within the Centre on this, including key recommendations for policy makers. This will be followed by a panel discussion with invited guests:

  • Professor Mike Morecroft (Head of Climate Science at Natural England)
  • Professor James Bullock (Senior Researcher, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)
  • Kathryn Brown OBE (Director of Climate Change and Evidence at The Wildlife Trusts) 
  • Akiko Furuya (Global Ecosystem Protection Specialist at Hitachi Energy)

Co-Director of the Hitachi-Imperial Centre, Dr Mirabelle Muûls, will Chair what is sure to be an engaging and lively discussion.

Register your attendance at the biodiversity event here!

Location: the Skempton Building, Room 201. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Kensington campus, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ. Access to the Skempton Building is via Imperial College Road. Map of South Kensington campus.  

Hitachi-Imperial Centre launch event video

Hitachi-Imperial Centre launch event

Identifying the Climate Gamechangers for a Post Net-Zero World: Imperial College academics were joined by our partners at Hitachi and colleagues from industry and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) at an event on 25 January 2023 to launch the new Hitachi-Imperial Centre for Decarbonisation and Natural Climate Solutions.