What midges can tell us about past environments 6th October

The first talk in the Cambridge Natural History Society’s autumn programme will be held in person.

The speaker, Stefan Engels, is a palaeoecologist at Birkbeck College who studies the response of natural ecosystems to abrupt environmental change. In his talk he will explain how fossils of chironomids (non-biting midges) can be used to tell us more about past climate change and how they can contribute to a better understanding of Insect Armageddon.

Picture ©J van Arkel, Amsterdam

The talk will be held in the large Lecture Theatre in the Department of Geography and will start promptly at 6:45 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

The Department of Geography is on the Downing Site, in the south-eastern corner, best accessed from the end of Downing Place.

The talks on 3rd November and 1st December will also be in person. The talks on other dates will be online via Zoom.