The research of Professor Alexandre Antonelli centres on the origin and evolution of the rich biodiversity of tropical regions, with particular emphasis on the Andean and Amazonian regions of South America. In February 2019, Antonelli was appointed as the new Director of Science at Kew Gardens. In this post, his intention is to have the Kew scientists tackle problems in today’s world with plant-based solutions. Specifically, they aim to discover species that can contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals regarding poverty, inequality, climate change and environmental degradation. He will talk to Camilo Jiménez Santofimio about biodiversity and how we can begin to value it in a world where there is constant pressure to develop land for use by humans.
The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue
Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available
In collaboration with Royal Kew Gardens