Talks by CREST Team Members
As well as courses, CREST offers a range of talks for Conservation groups, Schools and Clubs. One (or sometimes two!) of our team will visit your group and bring a lively and unique insight into a range of topics. See below for four of our talk options.
Mangroves, Seagrass Beds and Coral Reefs
One of the things that we are regularly emphasising to participants on our courses and during our talks is the importance of ‘habitat links’. Habitats are not ‘stand alone’ entities; they are interconnected, with, in ecological terms, ‘soft-borders’. Mangroves, Seagrass Beds and Coral Reefs are a classic example of this type of linkage.
Sarah Burchett has spent significant time working in these habitats, and indeed has spent much time in the lab working with reef corals too, particularly with respect to infections and bleaching events associated with rising climatic temperatures.
In this talk, Sarah covers an introduction to the ecology and biology of each of these habitats, describes how they are inter-connected, and discusses both the threats and the current conservation initiatives. This is a very ‘visual’ talk with some fabulous, colourful images.
January 2018 saw the publication of Sarah & Steve Burchett's new book 'Plant Pathology' published by Garland Science. Whilst this text is aimed largely at undergraduate students, the content is accessible and tangible for anyone interested in the topic of plant health and contains lots of fascinting peripheral information. The Burchett's have put together a talk on plant health that any gardener or conservation group would find enjoyable and informative. If you would like to book up this talk, please 'CONTACT US"