Talking resilient woods on BBC Radio

I was interviewed recently about work I am helping lead on the British Woodlands Survey with the Sylva Foundation— this year exploring adaptation to environmental change. The piece was featured this morning BBC Radio 4 Farming Today.

Gabriel Hemery being interviewed for BBC Radio 4 Farming Today, 11 September 2015
Gabriel Hemery being interviewed for BBC Radio 4 Farming Today, 11 September 2015

I had arranged to meet BBC journalist Ruth Sanderson at the University of Oxford’s Wytham Woods, perhaps one of the most studied woodlands in the UK, along with its Conservator Nigel Fisher. It was an ideal location to discuss environmental change and how woodland owners can respond, especially given the breadth of research underway in the woodland. I have supervised the work of two Oxford graduates in Wytham Woods; the first studied cord-forming fungi, and the current student is researching ash dieback.

You can listen to the programme again here.

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