Telmo Pievani – the Urgency of Protecting Biodiversity
Dr. Telmo Pievani is a full professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Padua, located in northeast Italy.
Telmo is a widely acclaimed expert in biodiversity, with an extensive track record of research and publishing on the topic. He also is a frequent guest at international conferences, including speaking at a number of TED Talks.
The topic of today’s episode is biodiversity – the building block of every creature, every plant, and every substance on this planet. It is the foundation of all existence. While we have touched on the concept of biodiversity in previous episodes of Voices of Nature – such as with Michele Sofisti and Jean Claude Biver – the conversation with Telmo will be an in-depth examination of biodiversity.
Episode 12: Telmo Pievani
Telmo Pievani (1970) is Full Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Padua, where he covers the first Italian chair of Philosophy of Biological Sciences. He also teaches Bioethics and Science Communication. Since October 2016, he is Rector’s Delegate for Institutional Communication, University of Padua. Researcher in the field of Philosophy of Biology, after Ph.D. Also has done research in the USA and he has been Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Milan Bicocca (2001-2012). Since 2017, he is President of the Italian Society of Evolutionary Biology.
Author of books for children and theatre scientific shows, he is a columnist for Il Corriere della Sera, and the magazines Le Scienze and Micromega.