Non-IBIOLI Lecture: Shoots and Leaves

Submitted by admin on Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:41
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Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Celebrating 300 years of Botany in Trinity College Dublin (TCD), the Department of Botany and the Tweedy Lecture series are hosting a lecture, titled ‘Shoots and Leaves: Changes in plants, vegetation and natural habitats of Ireland’.

Presented by Dr. Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanical Gardens, this lecture forms part of the Botany's tercentenary celebrations, highlighting how the study of plants is of vital importance for the understanding of the process of global climate change and used the changing landscape of Ireland as an example.

To book, email clementb@tcd.ie by 13th May.

See  http://www.tcd.ie/Botany/tercentenary/events/ for further details.


About the Presenter:

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Dr. Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens

Dr. Matthew Jebb has been Keeper of the Herbarium and Taxonomist (Ainmneoir Plandai) at the National Botanic Gardens since 1998, and took up the role of Director in 2010.  His current research interests are varied and include the origin and conservation of Irish flora, the flora of Clare island and other small island floras, as well as taxonomic revisions of the genus Barringtonia, Hydnophytum and Pandanus, along with studies on the phylogeny and biogeography of Nepenthes.


About the Tweedy Series of Lectures:

The Hilda and Robert Tweedy Lecture Series was set up in their memory by their daughter, Dr Jean M Tweedy Walker, a Trinity alumna and former Trinity lecturer in microbiology.  It consists of biennial lectures alternatively addressing peace, gender and human rights, and environmental issues.  These topics reflect long-time interests of Hilda and Robert Tweedy. 

This year's lecture marks the centenary of Hilda Tweedy's birth.  In 1990 Hilda received an Honorary Degree from Trinity College in recognition of more than 50 year's work on women's and social issues.