16th July 2021
The tri-Biosphere webinar series with UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man, Dublin Bay Biosphere and Kerry Biosphere continues in July with a talk hosted by Dublin Bay on 'Flowers of the Biosphere'.
Speaking will be:
Dr Melinda Lyons, who will discuss the rare plant species found on Bull Island and the importance of conserving the habitats in which they occur. Melinda is a botanist with a keen interest in the plant communities and ecology of natural habitats. She lectures in field ecology, nature conservation and environmental science at Technological University Dublin.
Noeleen Smyth a horticulturalist and botanist. She has worked in Ireland and abroad on plant conservation issues. She has worked on invasive species control and identification in Dublin Bay with Fingal County Council. She has worked for many years at the National Botanical Gardens and recently moved to a new position as Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture at University College Dublin (UCD), Belfield.
Tim Ryle, a botanist who has also lectured at UCD in habitat classification for aspiring environmental scientists. He has been involved in various surveys of all the coastal habitats along the Biosphere but will talk about some plants of note from across the wider Biosphere.
Register here for your free place.
The series marks the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme in 2021.