Katherine Willis CBE is Professor of Biodiversity in the department of biology and the principal of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. Her research aims to understand how plant biodiversity responds, over time and space, to climate change and other environmental drivers. She is internationally recognized for her work and has led a number of initiatives to assimilate global knowledge on plant biodiversity. Her broadcasting work has included writing and presenting on several BBC television and radio programs. She is the author of Botanicum and was awarded the Michael Faraday Medal for public communication of science from the Royal Society in 2015. Kathy lives in Oxford, England.
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