Science not stamp collecting – the importance of botany from 1759 to 2059

 

Stephen Hopper

Arranged in collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as part of their 'How well do you know Kew?' lecture series to celebrate their 250th anniversary in 2009.

Professor Stephen Hopper Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Professor Hopper will consider the vital role that the study of plant taxonomy and systematics has played in plant science. He will consider, in particular, how these fields are transforming to meet the needs of 21st Century science as we address the challenges of climate change and global conservation. This event will also celebrate the long association between Kew and The Royal Society through our shared history and common leadership.

Professor Steve Hopper is the 14th Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. A plant conservation biologist, Steve is best known for pioneering research leading to positive conservation outcomes in south-west Australia (one of the few temperate-zone global biodiversity hotspots) and for the collaborative description of 300 new plant taxa (eucalypts, orchids, Haemodoraceae). He holds Visiting Professorships at University of Reading, University of Western Australia and at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth.

Science not stamp collecting – the importance of botany from 1759 to 2059 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • The next big thing 29 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Four Royal Society Research Fellows discuss their work at the forefront of science at the Hay Festival.
  • Stuff matters 31 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Join award winning author Mark Miodownik at the Hay Festival.
  • Elements, genomes and ecosystems: cascading nitrogen and phosphorus impacts across levels of biological organisation 01 June 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Andrew Leitch, Professor Maurine Neiman, Professor Dag Hessen, Professor Puni Jeyasingh, Professor Lawrence J. Weider and Dr Ilia Leitch

For more events please see the events diary.

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