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The Hop Talks: Tropical Rainforests

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Former Director of Kew Gardens, Professor Sir Ghillean Prance gives the inaugural HOP talk. Drawing on over 20 years of his research into Amazonian ecology, Professor Prance will explain why the integrity of tropical forests is essential for maintaining plant and animal diversity and the livelihoods of the indigenous people that live there.

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Bar opens 6:00 P.M.
Starts 7:00 P.M.
Reserved seating (socially distanced) £7.00
Under 21s Reserved seating (socially distanced) £5.00

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Former Director of Kew Gardens, Professor Sir Ghillean Prance gives the inaugural HOP talk. Drawing on over 20 years of his research into Amazonian ecology, Professor Prance will explain why the integrity of tropical forests is essential for maintaining plant and animal diversity and the livelihoods of the indigenous people that live there.

He will also show how destruction of forests is causing climate change globally on a huge scale, and what we need to do to mitigate that.

The talk is followed by a conversation with Emeritus Professor Philip Prowse of Southampton, Tony Jaques, the Warden of the Othona Community, and journalist Helen Stiles.

Biography

Prof. Sir Ghillean Prance FRS worked from 1963 at The New York Botanical Garden, and, on his departure in 1988,he was as Director of the Institute of Economic Botany and Senior Vice-President for Science. Much of his career at the New York Botanical Garden was spent conducting extensive fieldwork in the Amazon region of Brazil. He was Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1988 to 1999. He has remained very active in his retirement, notably involving himself with the Eden Project.

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