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In collaboration with the British Council NI and the National Geographic Society, join us for a very special webinar with international explorer Assistant Prof Lisa Becking where she will discuss her inspiring research and work in tropical marine biodiversity. Pupils will be able to ask direct questions and interact with Lisa throughout the session.
This event is hosted by Theoretical Physicist, TV presenter, Science Communicator (and former professional footballer) Mark Langtry. Mark educates and entertains audiences of all ages through his RTÉ TV show 'Let's Find Out' and live shows at schools, festivals and events across the world.
Lisa Becking is an assistant professor in tropical marine biodiversity at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands.
As a marine biologist, she studies how life in the sea adapts to environmental changes over ecological and evolutionary timescales. Her goal is to make the general public and academic researchers more aware of marine ecosystems.
A major focus of her research is marine lakes in Indonesia. These landlocked bodies of water constitute natural laboratories of evolution with high levels of endemism and are strongly reminiscent of terrestrial islands. Becking has participated in various expeditions of Naturalis Biodiversity Center museum and the University of Tokyo, and she has organized five independent expeditions to the Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua, Indonesia, including the expedition, “Hidden Islands within Islands,” funded by the National Geographic Society.
This event is supported by the Department of Education and British Council Northern Ireland, and is part of British Council’s global programme #TheClimateConnection, taking place in the run up to COP26.