Dr Ed Turner in New Scientist
Dr Ed Turner in New Scientist
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Clare Fellow, Tutor for Widening Participation and Outreach, and Director of Studies for Ecology and Zoology, Dr Ed Turner, is featured in the latest edition of New Scientist. He discusses the complexities of quantifying the crisis in global biodiversity.

 

Ed was interviewed for “Biodiversity in crisis: How close to the brink is life on Earth?”, and took the Deputy Editor of New Scientist, Graham Lawton, on a tour of the University’s recently re-opened Zoology Museum, where he is curator of insects. The exhibits contained in the museum demonstrate the rapidly changing state of our global ecosystem.

 

The article touches upon some of the many methods of measuring biodiversity, including extinction rates and functional diversity, while also highlighting the significant gaps in our knowledge which make it so hard to define.

 

Read the New Scientist feature here:

 

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23931880-200-biodiversity-why-the-extinction-crisis-isnt-as-bad-as-you-thought/