Jonathan Brunyee, Senior Lecturer at the RAU, recently published his Nuffield Farming Scholarship report entitled ‘Building a Sustainable Farm Business’.
RAU academic features in Sci21 public science film series
Professor David Hopkins, Director of Education and Academic Development and Professor of Soil Science at the Royal Agricultural University, is one of a group of international experts invited to Auckland, New Zealand for the filming of a public science series, Sci21.
The Sci21 broadcasts are 21 short films designed to entertain, inform, and inspire interest in the science of tomorrow. They will be broadcast later in 2016 and during 2017.
Professor Hopkins will be presenting an item that he has written on agriculture, drought, and environmental change which builds on his research on soil management and his expertise in dryland and arid environments.
Other contributors include experts from the public and private sectors including NASA and universities from around the world. Topics include astrobiology, E-health, nanotechnology, antibiotics resistance, climate change, drones used for conservation, metagenomics, infectious diseases, earthquake proofing, humans in space, applied photonics, high performance sport, and sustainable fisheries.
Speaking about Sci21, David Hopkins said: “Scientists usually communicate about science at specialist conferences and in the technical and academic literature, but I think public outreach and making science more accessible to non-specialists is a professional responsibility. I feel honoured to be one of a small number of people invited to contribute to this innovative initiative hosted by Auckland University of Technology.”
To find out more, visit www.sci21.co.nz