288 years and counting: Lund insect collection and the importance of pollinators
Welcome to learn about Swedish bumblebees and how to support them - and see the oldest and largest insect collection in Sweden!
This is a two-part event – the first part is a lecture about the importance of bumblebees as pollinators and the second part is a tour of the Biological Museum’s insect collection.
The Biological Museum is a research institution that does not have exhibition space and is not normally open to the public. We use this opportunity at the Sustainability week to open the doors of the Entomology collection and show the oldest and largest Swedish insect collection. In addition to this, we offer a lecture on bumblebees and their great importance as pollinators.
Lecture “Bumblebees of Sweden: how are they doing and how to support them?”, by Dr. Romain Carrié, researcher at the Center for Climate and Environment Research, Lund University
The lecture will be given in English and it is aimed at the general public. No registration is necessary for attending the lecture.
15:30-16:00 and 16:00-16:30
Collection tour, Dr. Jadranka Rota, curator of the Entomology Collection, Biological Museum, Lund University
There will be two tours in English, each lasting half an hour and each limited to the maximum of 12 people.
The tours are now full, but your are still welcome to join the lecture.
Read more about the Entomological collections (biology.lu.se)
This event is part of Sustainability Week 2023, an annual event organised in collaboration between Lund University and Lund Municipality. This year, over 60 lectures, guided tours, exhibitions, and more are arranged.
For more information about the programme, visit hallbarhet.lu.se
Blue Hall (go to the right from the main entrance) Ekologihuset, Sölvegatan 37, Lund
jadranka [dot] rota [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se