The Hidden Universe with Alexandre Antonelli
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
10 – 11 a.m. | At the Garden
Biodiversity encompasses the rich variety of all life on Earth-the building blocks that provide invaluable sources of food, medicine, clothing, building materials, and more.
In his new book, The Hidden Universe: Adventures in Biodiversity, Alexandre Antonelli, Director of Science of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, reveals the wonders of biodiversity at a genetic, species, and ecosystem level—what biodiversity is, how it works, and why it is the most important tool in our battle against climate change.
Join Antonelli as he explores biodiversity, why a deeper understanding of it has never been more important, and what can and should be done now to protect our planet from large-scale political actions to practical steps that each individual can take in their own lives.
About the Speaker
Alexandre Antonelli is Director of Science of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. A botanist by training, he is an award-winning professor of Biodiversity at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, a visiting professor at the University of Oxford, founder of the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre, and one of the world’s most-cited scientists.