UKRI COP26 online event: What does the climate of the future hold for insects, and how do we know where they are heading? 20 Sept 2021 16:00 BST

UK Research and Innovation, together with partners, is presenting a Climate Adaptation and Resilience online events series to mark the run-up to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021. The next event in the series may be of great interest to IPRRG members!

What does the climate of the future hold for insects, and how do we know where they are heading?

20 September 2021, 16:00 to 17:00 BST (GMT+1)

This live session aims to provide an up to date snapshot of how insects are faring and what lies ahead, looking at where we are now and exploring where we are – or could be – going. As our climate changes, there have been both winners (insects with increasing ranges and/or population densities) and losers over the past decades. Responses likely vary among groups of insects, it is therefore vital to expand the scope of our investigations beyond the well-studied temperate regions to the species rich tropics.

This event will include a series of short presentations and question and answer sessions throughout, which will feature speakers in three countries updating participants on the latest picture as they see it. Speakers include:

  • Dr Yves Basset, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama,  
  • Dr Greg Lamarre, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, and Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
  • Dr Simon Segar, Harper Adams University, UK

This event is open to all. Join the live session on Teams.

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