How many species are there on earth? Talk by Marcel Cardillo

 Location: Acton campus
 Format: Interactive presentation
 Year group: Years 10 -12
 Duration: 60 minutes (flexible)
 Number of students: 100 (flexible)
 Availability: Weekdays excluding public holidays. Please contact us for availability throughout the rest of the year. At least 1 months’ notice required
 Cost: No cost

Associate Professor Marcel Cardillo teaches and carries out research in the fields of macroevolution and macroecology: big-picture patterns of biodiversity and evolutionary history. This includes some very fundamental questions about the world’s biodiversity that are often – surprisingly – still unsolved scientific mysteries. For example: How many species are there on Earth? Why are there so many species in the tropics? Why are there 350,000 kinds of beetles but only two kinds of elephants?