Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
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.
Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker has recorded the talk he was going to present in the Garden on Sunday 19 July for you to enjoy at your leisure.
2020 is the International Year of Plant Health – an 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.
In his talk, Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker provides an overview of his research on an important, widespread, but often overlooked plant pest – the parasitic nematode worms. He and his lab 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.
Online talk: The overlooked enemy: nematode worms eating the plants from under our feet!
Science on Sundays
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.
As access to the Garden is restricted due to COVID-19 this year, we have had to cancel these talks in person, however we are trying to deliver some virtually. Please check the website and social media for updates, thank you.
Talks run monthly March to August
Other talks part of this series:
15 March-now online Dr Sarah Robinson, Sainsbury Laboratory: The mechanics of plant development
19 April- now online Prof Beverley Glover, Director, Cambridge University Botanic Garden: How does one plant species become two?
17 May-now online Dr Gita Yadav, Department of Plant Sciences: Unpacking Plant Chemical Arsenals
16 August- online soon Dr Chantal Helm, Cambridge University Botanic Garden: Exploring wildlife diversity at CUBG and why it matters