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Biodiversity with Dr Deepa Senapathi

Dr Deepa Senapathi explains why ensuring the continued survival of all species will keep ecosystems functioning.

Watch the video to hear Dr Deepa Senapathi discuss how human activities are impacting biodiversity. Find out about her research on the Mauritian kestrel and the work that shows how changing rainfall patterns may affect survival of the chicks, which could have negative impacts on the remaining population of this iconic species. Listen as Deepa explains to Nick and Emily the intrinsic value of nature and why it’s so important to conserve all species, not just those that have a direct benefit to humans.

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About Dr Deepa Senapathi

Dr Deepa Senapathi’s research focuses on the impacts on environmental change on biodiversity and ecosystems particularly the impacts of climate change and land-use change on avian populations and insect pollinator communities. Deepa works with policy makers, non-government organisations, delivery agencies and land managers to prioritise biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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