Ross Piper
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Animals are dazzlingly diverse, yet we know next to nothing about them, from how many species there are on Earth to how they live. Why is this? Ross will explore this question in his talk and offer some answers that may surprise you and even provide a whole new perspective on how much we still have to discover.

Dr Ross Piper is a zoologist, entomologist and explorer. He was a presenter/onscreen scientist for the BBC/Smithsonian Expedition to Burma, the product of which was broadcast as the three-part series – Wild Burma: Nature’s Lost Kingdom – on BBC 2. His book, Animal Earth, is a cutting-edge exploration of animal diversity. His current work includes exploring terrestrial arthropods as a source of novel pharmaceuticals. There’s more on his website.

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