Averting the Insect Apocalypse

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Recent studies from around the world show insects are disappearing fast. If this continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet, for insects provide a myriad of vital ‘ecosystem services’, such as pollination, pest control, decomposition and recycling. 

This lecture looks at the causes of this crisis, at possible solutions including more sustainable farming systems, and at what we can do individually to create insect-friendly habitats.

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Professor David Goulson

Professor David Goulson

Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specializing in bee ecology.

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