We are not only achievers in science, we are officially high achievers in science. Don’t believe us? Ask Stefanie, she’ll tell you. This week we bring you research on agrivoltaics, facts about tulips and two tired podcasters. Please enjoy.
Joram’s paper: Barron-Gafford, G. A., Pavao-Zuckerman, M. A., Minor, R. L., Sutter, L. F., Barnett-Moreno, I., Blackett, D. T., … Macknick, J. E. (2019). Agrivoltaics provide mutual benefits across the food–energy–water nexus in drylands. Nature Sustainability. 🔒
Here is the twitter thread explaining the findings by the first author.
We have been invited to talk to Stefanie from the Career Conversations podcast and in turn we invited Stefanie to present her favourite plant on the podcast. Her favourite plant is the tulip.
If you are interested in why and how we do what we do at plants and pipettes, check out Stefanie’s podcast episode with us here. You can also find it on iTunes or your favourite podcast app under the name “Career Conversations”
Joram presents the work of Margaret Clay Ferguson (1863 – 1951) who amongst other work researched non-Mendelian inheritance of flower colour.
We need to stop colonising countries for science. Read more about the issue here: DECOLONIZING ECOLOGY FOR SOCIALLY JUST SCIENCE (Science Connected Magazine). While you’re at it, read up on the Nagoya protocol and urge your local politicians to ratify and act on it (We’re looking at you, USA).
The Great Green Wall of Africa is a cool project fighting the desertification of subsaharan countries. Here is the project website and this is a good article on the project: The “Great Green Wall” Didn’t Stop Desertification, but it Evolved Into Something That Might (Smithsonian)
Japanese researchers created a rain-resistant wheat using CRISPR/Cas9.
Garlic 2.0 is a cloned cat. Why, though.
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