Earth and Environment

Dr Nina Bassuk – Trees – the True Urban Warriors

Trees benefit cities in many often-overlooked ways. They not only beautify concrete backdrops, but also improve the quality of our urban lives by providing shade, reducing storm runoff, filtering air and providing homes for birds and insects. Trees face big...

Dr Dedrick D. Davis – Biochar and Soil Dynamics

Renewable biofuels are a carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels, but they have their own complications. One problem is that growing and harvesting crops for biofuel depletes soil of valuable nutrients. To mitigate this, a byproduct of making biofuel – known as...

The National Science Teachers Association

  Founded in 1944, the Virginia-based National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest organisation in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. In this exclusive interview, we talk to Executive Director of...

Professor Peter Santschi – Cleaning Up a Catastrophe

Professor Peter Santschi and his team at Texas A&M University are dedicated to investigating the consequences of the release of radioactive substances into the environment. Incorrect storage of nuclear waste or power plant accidents can cause radioactive material...

Dr David A Hennessy – The Farmer and the Rancher

A collaborative effort driven by researchers from Michigan State University, South Dakota State University, Iowa State University and North Dakota State University, aims to improve the age-old art of farming.   Vast, dry, and flat. The Great Plains of the...

The STEM Education Coalition

The STEM Education Coalition was founded more than 15 years ago with a mission to raise awareness in the U.S. Congress, the administration, and on the state level about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and...

Professor Steven Greco – Landscape Ecology: The Sense of Space

Developing sustainable solutions to environmental decline will need a holistic understanding of socioecological connections in time and space. Professor Steven Greco and his team at UC Davis use spatial analysis and visualisation techniques, to improve our...

The Society for Conservation Biology

  The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) was founded in 1985, when many scientists felt called to action by the Earth’s rapidly disappearing biodiversity. Scientists saw their study sites changing or disappearing over very short periods of time, and were...

The British Ecological Society

Since 1913, the British Ecological Society (BES) has been fostering the development of ecology and ecologists, with the vision of creating a world inspired, informed and influenced by ecology. With over 5000 members across the globe, the Society’s mission is to...