The International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) was established in 1919 as a non- governmental and non-profit organization of National Academies and international scientific Associations and Societies. Since then IUBS has functioned as a global platform of scientists from all disciplines and nationalities for cooperation, interaction and collaboration to promote research, training, and education in biological sciences.
To commemorate completion of 100 years of promoting excellence in biological sciences, IUBS has launched a Webinar Series bringing the best of all disciplines to discuss evolution, taxonomy, ecology, biodiversity, and other topics that represent unified biology and the topics of prime importance to address contemporary problems such as climate change, endangered species, food and nutrition, health etc.
The first lecture of the webinar series was delivered by Rattan Lal, 2020 World Food Prize Laureate on “Forgetting How to Tend the Soil” on 2nd October 2020. The second lecture of the series “The Serengeti Rules: The Regulation and Restoration of Biodiversity” is scheduled for 10th March 2021 and will be delivered by an award-winning biologist, educator, film producer, author and science communicator, Sean B. Carroll.
The third lecture in the IUBS Webinar Series will be delivered by Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. The title of the webinar is: “Gombe and Beyond”. An ethologist and environmentalist, with ongoing research spanning more than six decades, Dr. Goodall is a pioneer in studying the behavior, social organization, and cognitive abilities of chimpanzees. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute&UN Messenger of Peace.