• 10 Mar 2020, 12:30 to 14:00
  • Room U, Portcullis House, UK Parliament
  • Contact: postevents@parliament.uk, 02072198973
  • This event is open to Members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and parliamentary staff.

Is there an ‘insect apocalypse’ and can it be avoided? Join POST in partnership with the British Ecological Society for a roundtable discussion with leading academics and other stakeholders at the launch of a POSTnote and POSTbrief report on the evidence for insect decline in the UK, the drivers of this trend and interventions to support the recovery of insect populations.

Emerging methods and technology that can help monitor insects will also be covered in this briefing event. Focus will also be given to discussing options for addressing gaps in the evidence and supporting insect conservation and the ecosystem services they provide.


Baroness Young


  • Dr Charlie Outhwaite, Division of Biosciences, University College London
  • Dr James Bell, Head of the Rothamsted Insect Survey, Rothamsted Research
  • Martin Harvey, Biological Record Centre, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Dr Richard Gill, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London
  • Dr Christopher Hassall, School of Biology, University of Leeds
  • Steve Brooks, Natural History Museum
  • Matt Shardlow, Buglife
  • James Philips, Natural England

This is a closed briefing for MPs, peers, and parliamentary staff. Priority will be given to MPs and peers. Registration is required as space is limited.