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DEEP | Biological Diversity International Day

International Day for Biological Diversity

Time: 22 May 2019, 11h00–16h00
Venue: Bergius Botanic Garden

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

Why an International Day for Biological Diversity? While there is a growing recognition that biological diversity is a global asset of tremendous value to present and future generations, the number of species is being significantly reduced by certain human activities.

The Convention on Biological Diversity is the international legal instrument for "the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources" that has been ratified by 196 nations.

Schedule

1 PM: Guided tours in the Bergius Botanic Garden with botanist Kerstin Kustås, botanist Gunvor Larsson and botanist Lars Gunnar Reinhammar.(Please note that the guided tours are in Swedish.)

2–4 PM: Short lectures in "Naturens Hus"  (House of Nature) a little wooden house above lake Brunnsviken. It is located in the Bergius Botanic Garden at Gustavsborgsvägen 20.

2 PM: "Utdöende av den biologiska mångfalden: nutida utrotning av växter" (lecture in Swedish). Aelys Humphreys, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP), Stockholm University.

2.45 PM: "Global Ginkgo – klimatforskning med hjälp av ett levande fossil" (lecture in Swedish). Margret Steinthorsdottir, Department of Palaeobiology, Naturhistoriska riksmuseet and The Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University.

3.30 PM: Food, health and biodiversity on the Central Asian steppe: A deep-time perspective. – This lecture will be given in English. Natasha Barbolini, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP), Stockholm University and and The Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University.

Venue: Bergius Botanic Garden
Admission is free to all the activities. Entrance fee to the conservatories. More information at Bergius Botanic Garden's home page.

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