Botanic Garden Science Lecture Series: Global Food Security

Speaker: Sarah Gurr

Date: 28th October 2013

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Venue: Daubeny Lecture Theatre, Botanic Garden Entrance, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AZ

Cost: £8 per talk or £36 for whole series

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Fungal pathogens are a major threat to global ecosystems, accounting for billions of pounds of lost or damaged crops every year. This talk will consider the fungal challenges we have faced and will evaluate future threats posed by the emergence and movement of pathogens, fuelled by modern agricultural systems, trade and transport and by climate change.

This talk is part of the Botanic Gardens Science Lecture Series.