Loving the alien - Urban Ecology lecture

17 February 2012 18:30 - 20:30

Location: Lecture Theatre B33, Birkbeck College, University of London, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7HX, UK.

Event description

Non-native plants in London's habitats are often seen as a problematic aspect of our biodiversity; opinion on their value varies considerably and their detractors and defenders can be equally vociferous. Overall, we remain relatively ignorant about how to document plants in the urban environment; methodologies are largely borrowed from extant approaches that have been developed for non-urban natural and semi-natural habitats. Environmental change is driving significant change in urban plant communities, understanding these changes is of importance to London's environment as well as the wider British landscape. This talk will aim to illustrate some of these issues drawing upon information gathered as part of the London Natural history Society's Flora of London project.

Speaker: Dr Mark Spencer, Curator of the British and Irish Herbarium, Natural History Museum

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Event organiser: Birkbeck Institute of Environment

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