Annual Plymouth Linnean Lecture series

The Annual Plymouth Linnean Lecture series serves to bring high-level scientists in conservation, ecology and natural history to the South West.

Our lectures are free to attend, but you will need to register using the online form. They are suited to anyone of any background and you do not need any background or experience in biology to understand them.

Annual Plymouth Linnean Lecture 2019 (postponed from 2018)

Professor Nathalie Seddon – The value of nature in a warming world

The role of nature as the bedrock of human health, wealth and wellbeing, and its role in subsidising the global economy for over 100 years.

Annual Plymouth Linnean Lecture 2017

Dr Sandra D Knapp – Natural history amongst the nightshades: diversity and evolution in the Solanaceae.

This talk explored the diversity of the family, both in terms of patterns and origins, sharing new data from taxonomic and phylogenetic studies.

Annual Plymouth Linnean Lecture 2016

Professor Nick Davies – Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature.

Covering the continuing arms race of host defences versus the cuckoo’s parasitic habits.

Annual Plymouth Linnean Lecture 2015

Professor Dave Goulson – Bees, Pesticide and Politics: the impact of neonicotinoids on UK bumblebees.

Annual Plymouth Linnean Lecture 2014

Professor Camille Parmesan – Biodiversity and Climate Change: Connecting the Past to the Future.