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Applied Biology and Climate change: AAB-COP26 webinar series.

November 1 @ 11:00 am - November 15 @ 12:00 pm

The COP26 Climate Conference is hosted in Glasgow in November 2021 and is (another) critical moment for humanity to establish policies to combat the myriad threats posed by climate change.

As a UK-based society the AAB will mark this important event by hosting a webinar series that looks at how applied biology is impacted by climate change and can play a role to mitigate its effects.

AAB will host five coffee-time webinars throughout the duration of COP26 between November 1st-15th 2021.

We have invited experts in various fields of applied biology to explore how their specialism is impacted by climate change.

These webinars are hosted on zoom, begin at 11am (or 3pm on November 5th) and will last for 45minutes, including questions.

Registration is free.

Delegates can register for the entire series via this link.

Monday November 1st 11am GMT: Luke Bell (University of Reading): Exploring climate impacts on horticultural crop production




Friday November 5th 3pm GMT: Julie Law (Harnessing Plants Initiative, Salk Institute): Boosting carbon storage in soil by enhancing root traits.




Monday November 8th 11am GMT: Ryan McGuire (Queens University, Belfast); Keerthi Bandru (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Jørgen Eivind Olesen (Aarhus Universitet): Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security: Science-Policy Knowledge Forum Pilot

Jørgen E. Olesen

Friday November 12th 11am GMT: Fred Otu-Larbi (Lancaster University): Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions in a Changing Climate

Monday November 15th 11am GMT: Bob Rees (SRUC): What are the implications of net zero for UK agriculture?

Register for this webinar series here





November 1 @ 11:00 am
November 15 @ 12:00 pm


Virtual on Zoom


Geraint Parry