About the speaker
Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specialising in bee ecology, and co-founder of The Bumblebee Conservation Trust. His 2013 Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale, his account of a life spent studying bumble bees, has now been translated into seventeen languages, helping to build popular interest in the insects and their conservation. Since then, he has published A Buzz in the Meadow (2014), Bee Quest (2017), The Garden Jungle (2019), and Gardening for Bumblebees (2021).
Published by Penguin earlier this year, Silent Earth is ‘part love letter to the insect world, part elegy, part rousing manifesto for a greener planet’.