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!
Deane Woruba from the Western Sydney University introduces the concept of probiotics, fitness, microbiomes and how his PhD research is helping farmers manage a terrible insect pest (Tephritid fruit flies such as the Queensland fruit fly).