Co-evolution between bats and insects

Co-evolution between bats and insects

Every night a battle between bats and their insect prey rages above our heads as bats call and listen for the echoes of their dinner.  Many insects have evolved anti-bat defences: unlike us, they can hear the ultrasonic calls of bats and avoid an attack with evasive flight. Dr Holger Goerlitz is a Research Fellow
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Ways to save the oceans

Following on from the talk given by Dr Simon Cripps of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, here is some more information about ways to get involved and to find out more about conservation and sustainable seafood.

Is Science Failing to Save the Oceans?

Is Science Failing to Save the Oceans?

The world’s oceans are in a perilous state, but because they are remote and underwater we often don’t see how bad things are. Overfishing, bycatch, pollution and climate change take their toll. We know so much about the oceans and they are so important to our survival that science should have solved the problems. .
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October talk – a reminder!

October talk – a reminder!

Just a quick reminder that the October talk will be next tuesday (11th) October due to the venue being booked for another event this week.

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Plague

Plague

Not a Salisbury Café Scientifique event but should be of interest to many: Professor Petra Oyston of DSTL will give the September Tetricus seminar on 28th at the DSTL Conservation Museum. The seminar will cover a brief history of plague, the pandemics and their impact, the lifestyle of the bug, its evolution from a stomach
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Change of date for the October talk!

Change of date for the October talk!

Due to another booking at the venue, the talk for October will take place on October 11th, the second Tuesday of the month.

What Happens when we run Out of Oil?

What Happens when we run Out of Oil?

Professor Chris Rhodes is Director of Fresh-lands Environmental Actions and is based in Reading. He has written numerous scientific articles and recently published his first novel called University Shambles, a black comedy on the disintegration of the British university system. The subject of the talk is of course highly topical and will remain so as
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Flies in the Face of Disease

Flies in the Face of Disease

Blue bottles, green bottles and house flies are usually a source of annoyance at picnics and barbecues and considered a ‘bad thing’. In food shops they are excluded in order to prevent the spread of disease. However in their larval stage the maggots of blowflies have been found to be valuable sources of alternative disease
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Weather

Weather

Colin Macklin will give a talk on meteorology, from an air traffic controller’s viewpoint. Colin is not a trained “Met Man” but his interest and enthusiasm in weather have led to him lecturing in the subject to air traffic control trainees at the ATC College at Hurn Airport.

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