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Science in a Cup: Forest Health

7/2/2017
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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!

Duration: 00:26:49


Science in a Cup: Conservation Genomics

5/21/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:08:11


Science in a Cup: Ecosystem

1/22/2017
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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!

Duration: 00:26:11


Science in a Cup: Drought stress

12/19/2016
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Welcome to the second season of Science in a Cup. For our second episode, 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!).

Duration: 00:09:22


Science in a Cup: Science

12/11/2016
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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'!

Duration: 00:17:01


Science in a Cup: Western

10/10/2016
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Dr Yalin Liao has joined us from the Australian National University with a story about one of the most basic techniques is Life Sciences, Western (blotting).

Duration: 00:07:24


Science in a Cup: Stress

10/4/2016
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Dr Kay Anantanawat from the Murdoch University and Western Sydney University introduces how fruit flies (such as the pest Queensland fruit fly) perceive and cope with (environmental) stress.

Duration: 00:09:26


Science in a Cup: Communication

9/25/2016
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Boost your science knowledge with a Science in a Cup: In just a few minutes, HDR candidate Johanna Wong explains how plants and microbes communicate and how she is deciphering their vocabulary!

Duration: 00:07:52


Science in a Cup: Probiotics

9/11/2016
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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).

Duration: 00:06:02


Science in a Cup: Metagenomics

9/4/2016
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Dr Thomas Jeffries from the Western Sydney University introduces the concept of metagenomics, microbiomes and how such research can help understanding human health and climate change.

Duration: 00:03:45


Science in a Cup: Photosynthesis

8/28/2016
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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!

Duration: 00:04:09


Science in a Cup: Rhizosphere

8/20/2016
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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!

Duration: 00:10:20


Science in a Cup: Agriculture

8/14/2016
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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!

Duration: 00:04:57


Science in a Cup: Bee

8/7/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:04:44


Science in a Cup: Symbiosis

7/31/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:05:13