Science in a Cup
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Science in a Cup: Forest Health
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!
Science in a Cup: Conservation Genomics
Who is the new ally for an almost extinct species? 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.
Science in a Cup: Ecosystem
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!
Science in a Cup: Photosynthesis
Alex Watson-Lazowski, a Western Sydney University post-doctoral research fellow, talk to us about photosynthesis and carbon concentrating plants that have adapted to hot and arid climates!
Science in a Cup: Rhizosphere
Western Sydney University research lecturer Yolima Carrillo talks about soil and explains what a rhizosphere is and how it affects not only our crops but also our climate!
Science in a Cup: Agriculture
Robert Mueller, a Western Sydney University doctoral researcher, talks about how a beetle species is an expert farmer: a fungal garden kept disease free with organic pesticides!
Science in a Cup: Bee
Western Sydney University doctoral researcher Bronwen Roy studies the viruses found in bees. But what is a bee for an Australian scientist? Presented by Dr Alexie Papanicolaou of the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (Western Sydney University, Australia), Science in a Cup is a 5 minute interview-style podcast where a scientist explains one word related to science. Sometimes it is a jargon but more often this is a word we use everyday but scientists may have a different meaning to it.
Science in a Cup: Symbiosis
Western Sydney University researcher and DECRA Fellow Dr Jonathan Plett is explaining what the word "symbiosis" means for him. Presented by Dr Alexie Papanicolaou of the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (Western Sydney University, Australia), Science in a Cup is a 5 minute interview-style podcast where a scientist explains one word related to science. Sometimes it is a jargon but more often this is a word we use everyday but scientists may have a different meaning to it.