Alan Paton - An online World Flora: Looking forward with hindsight (Monday 15th October 2012)
This is the first lecture in the Botanic Garden Science Lecture Series 2012.
In Nagoya, Japan, December 2011, the 193 countries who are parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted new Targets for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). Target 1 of the GSPC is an on-line Flora of known plant species. This talk will consider the nature of such a ‘World Flora’ and why such a target is important. Looking back over the last 10 years of progress towards the GSPC targets, some of the reasons for success and failure will be explored. What lessons can we learn from this experience to help us deliver a World Flora by 2020?
Lectures take place at 8.00pm in the Daubeny Lecture Theatre (at the front of the Botanic Garden).
Tickets cost £8 or £36 for the whole series (Please note no refreshments are served at these lectures).
Tickets can be purchased online.