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 2018 – cancelled

The 2018 invited speaker is Professor Nathalie Seddon (Professor of Biodiversity and NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford).

The value of nature in a warming world.

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Annual Plymouth Linnean Lecture 2017

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

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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.