Cambridge University Botanic Garden: a unique role in addressing global challenges

Cambridge University Botanic Garden: a unique role in addressing global challenges

Cambridge University Botanic Garden: a unique role in addressing global challenges
Thursday 24 September 2020, 3.00pm to 3.45pm BST
Cancelled
Cancelled
Thursday 24 September 2020, 3.00pm to 3.45pm BST
  • Botanic Gardens
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Humanities, Museums and collections, Science and technology

Cambridge University Botanic Garden was founded in 1846 to enable researchers to explore the biology and diversity of the plant kingdom. Today it still fulfills that same purpose, but in the 21st century much of the research the Garden facilitates is focused on addressing the challenges facing the world in the decades ahead. 

Speakers

Professor Beverley Glover

Beverley Glover

Beverley Glover has been Director of the Cambridge University Botanic Garden and Professor of Plant Systematics and Evolution since 2013. She is also a Fellow of Queens' College. Her research is focused on the development, function and evolution of floral features which enhance pollination success. This work is important because the enormous species diversity of the flowering plants can be attributed, at least in part, to the reproductive isolation resulting from the recruitment of animals as pollen vectors. This understanding also underpins research into security of animal-pollinated food crops, providing opportunities to support plant breeders in their efforts to optimize yields of key crops. 

Contact

Events Team
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