The New Year’s First Lecture of Nautilus Auditorium Focused on Urban Forest Construction and Urban Biodiversity


On the morning of January 25, 2024, Shanghai Natural History Museum held the first Nautilus Auditorium lecture in 2024, and specially invited researcher Wang Cheng, chief expert of the Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry and executive deputy director of the Urban Forest Research Center of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, to bring a theme report titled Urban Forest Construction and Urban Biodiversity. This was also the first event of the "New Nature" theme lecture series launched by Nautilus Auditorium.

In the report, Wang Cheng took "Protecting and restoring urban biodiversity is an inevitable requirement and an important practical path for building a modern city with harmonious coexistence between man and nature" as the main line, and elaborated on the functional characteristics of green ecological space in urbanized areas in biodiversity protection and restoration and reasons for protecting urban biodiversity. He also proposed a variety of urban biodiversity protection plans based on urban forests with references to forest city planning and construction cases and research results in recent years.

At the Nautilus Auditorium, Han Yujie, Deputy Director of the Shanghai Forestry Station, Han Yujie, senior engineer, and Xu Shanshan, a Ph.D. of ecology from the Exhibition and Education Center of the Shanghai Natural History Museum, were also invited to talk with Wang Cheng about artificial intelligence and biodiversity protection, how to keep a distance from wild animals, and how to utilize the function of urban forests and ecological corridors, and to conduct interact with online and offline audiences.