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    Essential Reading

    The Hidden Life of Trees: Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on ground-breaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they […]

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  • Bee Update…

    In a recent interview for the Australia Science Channel website, our own Dr Katja Hogendoorn from the University of Adelaide, remarks on the recent death of millions of bees in the US. She chooses not to mince words about the vital importance of pollinators to our food production, and the ‘stupidity’ of the widespread use […]

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Excerpt from ABC News: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-05/securing-bee-populations-gets-a-boost-in-pilot-program/6752446

    Adelaide-based bee research gets $600,000 boost

    Excerpt & image, ABC News: Dr Katja Hogendoorn is a research associate at the University of Adelaide. She is a leading authority on Bees, in particular the role of bees in the transfer of beneficial microbes (‘entomovectoring’), the behavioural ecology of native bees, and on the importance and potential of native bees as crop pollinators. […]

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    Tiny trackers could help solve global bee death mystery

    Excerpt from BBC World News Australia. An international group of scientists, beekeepers, farmers and technology companies is using cutting-edge technology to help find out why honey bee populations around the world are crashing. Miniscule sensors have been glued to the backs of 10,000 healthy honey bees around the world to help understand why huge numbers […]

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