Wolfson College is honoured to welcome Professor Kathy Willis to deliver this year's Haldane Lecture.
It is relatively well-known that trees, shrubs and flowers can provide shade in the summer, removal of particulate matter from polluted air, and habitats for birds, insects and other city-dwelling biodiversity. Less well-known is the fact that nature can also directly influence our health. But what is it about nature that leads to improved health outcomes? In this year's Haldane lecture, Professor Willis will examine the newly emerging 'green health' scientific evidence-base.
Professor Willis, Principal at St Edmund Hall, holds a position in the departmen of Zoology as Professor of Biodiversity and Head of the Oxford Long-term Ecology group. Her research focuses on the use of fossils and modern datasets, models and innovative technologies to determine the diversity, distribution and ambudance of plants and animals across global landscapes.
The Wolfson Haldane Lecture is given by a speaker of international standing in the field of science each Hilary Term. It is named after J.S. and J.B.S. Haldane, who carried out a number of pioneering experiments in the house that formerly stood on the College site.
Wolfson Haldane Lecture 2020
Thursday 13 February 2020, 18:00, The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium