Wildlife Trusts Online Talk: Ponds and Pollinators

Date: Thursday 24 February 2022

Thursday 24th February 2022 at 10am GMT.

Richard has a background in Plant Biology (BSc), Environmental Science (MSc) and conservation biology and palaeoecology (PhD). His PhD studies at UCL led him into the fascinating world of ponds – both in contemporaneous ecology, as well as how pond ecology has changed through time with the influence of humans.

His main research interests include a fondness for ecological interactions with plants – especially at the aquatic-terrestrial interface, plant subfossils (seeds and fruits preserved in pond sediment), and how freshwater systems can be important spots for biodiversity conservation within the larger terrestrial landscape.

His current work is with the Living Deltas Hub at Newcastle University and looks to reconstruct flood histories and ecological change in freshwater systems within the Red, Mekong, and Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River deltas using sediment cores. He is also looking at how land use change is these regions is affecting bee populations so that moves toward sustainable agriculture can be better informed.  For all the details and to book your place, please click here.

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