Hosted by lecturer Rob O’Connor, the podcast dives into what’s involved in research, highlighting some of the work being carried out by researchers in SETU.
In this episode, we have an interview with Nick McCarthy and David Devaney about sustainability and land sciences. Both are members of the EIRC (Eco-Innovation Research Centre) at SETU. Nick’s specialist area is forestry and David’s is agriculture and soil science. They talk about some of the climate change challenges facing Ireland (and the world!) and how science is helping us create more sustainable models for biodiversity, agriculture and forestry management. Nick and David are both enthusiastic speakers who really engage with the topics. Rob also learns some stuff, such as what the word “silviculture” means and the difference between agriculture and horticulture!
Information on the Echo-Innovation Research Centre (EIRC) is available here.
Dr. Nick McCarthy’s staff profile click here.
Dr. David Devaney on LinkedIn click here.