Report on Lecture: "The Value of Pollinators", that presented some startling facts on the decline in pollinator numbers and the potential impact on production and yields of many crops totally familiar to us. She conveyed to the assembled audience, drawn from a wide range of interest groups such as beekeepers, apple farmers, professional and academic interests, that pollinator concerns have become popular in the press, the general public and in political spheres.
In 2015 the Institute of Biology of Ireland formulated an annual Memorial Prize & Medal Award, in honour of the late Professor Michael Hennerty, UCD. Professor Hennerty was also a Fellow of the Institute of Biology of Ireland, and dedicated in excess of 20 years to its work.
The Institute of Biology of Ireland awarded gold medals to the highest performing students in this year’s Leaving Certificate Biology examinations at a ceremony in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin on November 20th 2015.
IBILOI Report on Lecture: "Molecular Evolution and Adaptation: Birds, Bears, Bowhead Whales and Beyond!", which occurred on the occasion of the Institute of Biology of Ireland AGM 2015, at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin.