Brad Ashby Memorial Lecture (online) - Inspired by Caddis ... adding value to biological records

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    Online via Zoom

    The British Entomological and Natural History Society and the London Natural History Society are delighted to announce that this year’s Brad Ashby Memorial Lecture will take place online and be presented by Dr Ian Wallace, the current National Biodiversity Network’s ‘Terrestrial Wildlife Recorder of the Year’ and renowned caddisfly enthusiast. For over forty years, Ian Wallace has co-ordinated the National Caddisfly Recording Group, transforming understanding of what was previously a poorly understood group of insects. There are now over half a million caddis records on the National Biodiversity Network’s Atlas and Ian is happy for them to be regarded as ‘honorary moths!’ Throughout the lecture, Ian will be drawing on his experiences of studying caddisfly biology. He will be identifying gaps in knowledge, praise both casual and systematic recording, and explore wider issues relating to the quality and conservation value of UK wildlife records. In doing so he will enter into short, separate conversations with four leading invertebrate conservation practitioners:

    • Sharon Flint – Freelance ecological surveyor and educator.
    • Martin Harvey – Research Associate, Scientific Data Support, Biological Records Centre, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
    • Dr Mike Howe – Senior Invertebrate Specialist for National Resources Wales.
    • Craig Macadam – Conservation Director for Buglife and organiser of the Mayfly and Stonefly Recording Scheme.

    This will be followed by a question and answer session. Book your place here: