Biodiversity – the number of species and the variety of (small) habitats – determines the resistance of large and small ecosystems to stress of all kinds. In view of the dramatic loss of animal and plant species on our planet, many people are asking themselves whether anything can be done about it. Yes, you can. After 28 years of service as director of the Zoological State Collection, Prof. Dr. Haszprunar presents 10 tips for “Jane & Joe Bloggs ” on how to promote biodiversity on the balcony, in the garden or on any greenland with very manageable effort. First of all, this makes it fun to thrive and brings color and variety into our lives. But beyond that, it also makes our immediate environment far more interesting and, especially in times of climate change, far more resilient and robust. “No one can do everything, but nobody can do nothing” – be inspired and act accordingly!
The event will be held in German. You can find more information on the website of the Botanischer Garten.
LMU collaborates closely with the Botanische Staatssammlung München (State Botanical Collections in Munich). The cooperation goes back to the year 1820 and was initiated by the naturalist Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, LMU's first Professor of Botany, who was also the Director of the Botanische Staatssammlung München. Since then, the two positions have always been linked. Professor Gudrun Kadereit, who holds the Chair of Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants at LMU, is the current Director of the Collection and the Botanical Garden.