Science Policy Lecture 2019
In association with the Systematics Association

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The talk will explore the interplay between science and policy in the environment. It will discuss the different roles of the academic and broader research community in providing evidence that in combination with economic considerations and political judgement influence policymakers. It will do this using examples from contested areas such as bovine TB, insecticide policy and how best to protect biodiversity in a crowded island.

Prof Charles Godfray FLS is a population biologist and biodiversity scientist by background who is currently Director of the interdisciplinary Oxford Martin School at Oxford University. He has worked on many areas of environmental policy and is currently chair of Defra’s Science Advisory Council.

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