Since the mid-nineteenth century, three species of bumblebee in the British Isles have gone extinct, and several other species have become so rare that they are at risk of extinction. In this talk,
Dr Darren Jeffers will discuss the causes of the decline in British bumblebees; their key role in pollination; how we might reverse the losses and the likely effects of climate change.
He will also share the results of some recent research using museum specimens of extinct species and proffers the question: Can we learn anything from these dusty depositories of ecological data to aid the conservation effort?
Please note due to Euro 2016 footback matches our event is on the 3rd Thursday of June (the 16th)!
Come along to the Blue Room upstairs at St.Aldates Tavern on Thursday June 16th at 7pm to find out more!
Missed it? No problem! Our podcast will be available for download shortly after the event.