Oxford Botanic Garden lectures: GM, food security, pharmaceuticals and more.
A series of 12 lectures from the Oxford Botanic Garden, with leading academics speaking on a variety of cutting edge topics in plant biology, including GM, food security, and pharmaceuticals.
Global Strategy for Plant Conservation lectures
The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) has set 16 targets for 2020 and is supported by the conservation work at the Oxford Botanic Garden. Learn more about it with this series of four lectures given to third year biology undergraduates by botanist Timothy Walker. The lecture series covers the creation of the GSPC, how threatened...
What's in the Indian Ocean?
Much less is known about the Indian Ocean than either the Atlantic or Pacific. It's also less protected. What secrets lie beneath the waves? What new species wait to be discovered…? Dr Paris Stefanoudis tells us all about the Nekton project, its past and planned missions, and the role it’s playing in helping us to find out “What’s in the Indian...
Hardy Crops To Tackle Food Insecurity
Our world is getting more and more densely populated. By 2050 there’ll be nearly 10 billion people on our planet and agricultural demand is predicted to rise by 70%. So how will we ensure that every human alive gets the food they need?
I am a population ecologist. I was born and raised in Spain, where I attended the University of Cadiz for my BSc in Environmental Sciences. Further academic education took me to the UK for my MSc and the USA for my PhD, in addition to postdocs in Germany and Australia. My fascination for science started by studying succulent desert plants. I’ve...
Should I buy a real or a fake Christmas tree?
It's that time of year - the festive jumpers are going on, the lights are going up, and we're ready to decorate our Christmas trees. But when it comes to choosing your fir, what do you go for - real or fake? Perhaps you have a trusty old family-favourite that comes down from the attic each year? Or maybe going to choose a real tree gets you...
Botanic Garden audio trail: Told by its gardeners and author Philip Pullman
I’ve always been captivated by animals and the natural world. I decided to become a conservationist after studying Environmental Humanities at Whitman College (USA) and continued to pursue this ambition while I completed my MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College a few years later.
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Lockdown Walks - Who's that American in the woods?
Plant scientist Dr Hayley Tumas is out for a walk in the English countryside...but she's not the only American in the woods! The Douglas fir has been found in the UK for around 200 years - but how did this huge tree, native to the Pacific Northwest of America, make the jump across the pond? Find out in this episode of 'Lockdown Walks'!