Science Week Monday 9th, November
Sustaining Plant Diversity into the Future
On Monday the focus was on highlighting some remarkable plants and initiatives for a plant-filled future. If you missed anything on the day of this event, the video is available below.
Questions and Answers for this event are available to view here: Q&A - Sustaining Plant Diversity into the Future
The beautiful National Botanic Gardens in Dublin is not just for recreation. It is a hub for the conservation of threatened plants, research on safeguarding plants & education of future gardeners.
Panelists - Q&A
The Cohesions Tension Theory - Matthew Jebb
This involves the dicussion of how water can travel up trees without problems.
Tree Grafting - Paul Fitters
Grafting and budding are horticultural techniques used to join parts from two or more plants so that they appear to grow as a single plant. Paul Fitters will dicuss how garfting is used to create new trees.
The Importance of Palm Oil - Felicity Gaffney
This topic will cover the importance of palm oil and what can be done to make its production more sustainable.
DNA Extraction - Colin Kelleher
DNA extraction and how the process can be used to map relationships and origins of plants is discussed.
Alloe Ferox Plants - Charlotte Salter
Here we discuss how Alloe ferox sap is extracted and why this plant is so important for the livelihoods of many people in South Africa.