Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, Department of Plant Sciences
2020 is the International Year of Plant Health: a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect biodiversity and the environment, and boost economic development.
This talk will provide an overview of our research on an important, widespread, but often overlooked plant pest – the parasitic nematode worms. We are trying to understand what makes certain pests particularly problematic agriculturally and ecologically, with the overarching aim of using that knowledge to provide new ways to limit their spread and impact.
Science on Sundays is a programme of free, informal, monthly drop-in plant science talks, bringing the latest discoveries in plant science to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell.
11am & repeated at 2pm in the Classroom at 1 Brookside.
Suitable for adults and children age 12+.
Free talk. Normal Garden Admission charge applies.
Drop in. No need to book.
Talks run monthly March to August
16 August Dr Chantal Helm, Cambridge University Botanic Garden: Exploring wildlife diversity at CUBG and why it matters
Science on Sundays – August 2020