Why is biodiversity so important for humanity?

11 July 2012

Portrait of Professor Kathy Willis

with Professor Kathy Willis
Professor of Biodiversity

Oxford Martin Senior Alumni FellowProfessor Katherine (Kathy) J. Willis, CBE, took up the role as Principal of St Edmund Hall on 1 October 2018. Kathy is also Professor of Biodiversity in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. Prior to this...

The biological diversity of life on earth provides all that is essential to the planet as we know it. But there are pressures on that biodiversity, including changing land use and global warming.