What are the conservation challenges of today?

June 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Smokin Billy's
61 St Mary's Butts
Reading RG1 2LG

Dr Joanna Bagniewska presents “What are the conservation challenges of today?”

From Rachel Carson to Greta Thunberg, women have shaped the way our society thinks about the environment. In her talk, Joanna will discuss some of the contributions female conservationists have made to the understanding of the current global threats to biodiversity.

Dr Joanna Bagniewska is a zoologist specializing in behavioural ecology and invasive species research. She obtained her MSc and doctorate from Oxford University’s Zoology Department. She has worked on a number of species, ranging from wombats and wallabies to mole-rats and jackals.

Joanna is passionate about science communication, having won British Council’s FameLab Poland and the Wellcome-funded “I’m a Scientist, get me out of here!”, given a TEDx talk, organized popular science conferences and even performed at science stand-up comedy events. She has collaborated with the Discovery Channel, Focus Magazine and a number of newspapers. She currently splits her time between working as a Teaching Fellow at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, and doing communications and public engagement for Oxford University’s Paediatrics Department.

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