27 September | Public Health and the Natural Environment. Dr Deborah Hemming
The next lecture in the NRN-LCEE public lecture series will take place on Tuesday 27 September and is hosted by the College of Natural Sciences at Bangor University.
The NRN-LCEE are hosting Unsustainable use of resources is causing large-scale changes to the environment such as climate change, land use change, environmental degradation, and the loss of ecosystem services. These changes are likely to have serious effects on human health.
This lecture will explain how the natural environment affects health and wellbeing, including access to green spaces for health and exercise. The impacts of climate and land-use change on risks from disease, as well as from allergenic pollen, will be discussed.
The lecture will also highlight current research on public health and the natural environment, and how this can support public health decision makers to manage and benefit from environmental change
Dr Deborah Hemming specialises in ecosystem responses to environmental change. She leads a team at the UK Met Office Hadley Centre studying vegetation-climate interactions. She is also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research, Birmingham University. Deborah completed her BSc in Geography at Coventry University, followed by an MSc at Birmingham University and a PhD in the Plant Science Department at Cambridge University. Before joining the UK Met Office, Deborah worked at the University of Arizona, USA, and the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
Time & Location
27 September, PONTIO
17.00 Free drinks reception
Pontio level 2, outside the Studio
17.30 Public lecture
PL2 Lecture Theatre, Pontio level 2