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  • Date and time: Wednesday 30 November 2022, 1pm to 2pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Room B/T/005 (The John Currey Room), Biology Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

York Biology Lectures

Biodiversity - the diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems - is declining faster than at any time in human history.  Alongside climate change, land and sea-use change, invasive alien species have been identified as one of the five top direct causes of biodiversity change.  Professor Helen Roy will share insights into invasion ecology from broad patterns and processes to approaches in surveillance and monitoring, including citizen science, with a focus on predicting biological invasions.  

About the speaker

Professor Helen Roy MBE Hon. FRES is an ecologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.  Her research focuses on the effects of environmental change, particularly biological invasions, on biodiversity and ecosystems.  Helen leads many collaborative national and international research projects on biological invasions with a focus on enhancing information flow to inform understanding of the impacts of invasive alien species.  Helen also enjoys science communication and public engagement with research, which led to her interest in citizen science.