What is forest health? How do we protect them from invasive species (and what are they?). Dr David Coyle (http://davidcoyle.uga.edu) from the University of Georgia explains!
Who is the new ally for a threatened species, extinct in its southern range? Dr Kerensa McElroy explains to us the value of new DNA technologies for species conservation. In a new crowdfunded collaboration with the Hawkesbury Institute, Kerensa is using genomics to understand how to protect the black-throated finch and resurrect its population in New South Wales, Australia.
How do trees and microbes integrate to maximise productivity? Dr Francis Martin from France’s INRA (Europe’s top agricultural research institute) explains “ecosystem” and how his research institute uses this concept in their business model with the industry and society to maximise their productivity!
Bushfires, or wildfires, are something that citizens of dry places such as Australia and California have to live with every summer. Dr Hamish Clarke explains.
Dr Markus Nolf explains how trees deal with the stress of drought and avoid embolisms (I had no idea trees had them, but they do!).
Welcome to the second season of Science in a Cup. In this first episode, our host, Alexie, is giving us his take on the word ‘science’!