10 Things To Know About… Biodiversity

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Tonight’s episode of 10 Things To Know About…. is all about Biodiversity!

Screening on RTÉ One at 8.30, 10 Things To Know About…. Biodiversity features Sarah Larragy, a post-graduate at Maynooth University and her fascinating research on bumble bees.

10 Things To Know About… is a Six part series on RTÉ One, showcasing the best in Irish science. It is now in its 6th series.

10 Things To Know About… is an award-winning television series that showcases and celebrates the Irish science behind aspects of modern life.  Entertaining and informative, each episode is themed around one core topic or research area, with Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Kathriona Devereux and Jonathan McCrea meeting Irish researchers working at home and internationally on projects that affect all our lives…

Previous topics have focused on the alarming rise of Superbugs and solutions for fighting back; the exciting innovations driving the green energy revolution; developments in cancer and genetic therapies that could provide answers to some of our most devastating health conditions; revealing secrets below the earth’s surface that threaten but also sustain our way of living; and highlighting research in the global fight against climate change and protecting the environmental for generations to come.

And perennial favourite, Dr Fergus McAuliffe, features in a weekly Weird Science segment showcasing some of the more bizarre aspects of current research – from hipster beards that harbour new antibiotics, to brain controlled turtles and Jurassic park-style Mammoths!

10 Things to Know About… is produced by New Decade TV for RTE, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, Geological Survey Ireland, Irish Research Council and Higher Education Authority and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.


The Teagasc college at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin are offering a QQI Level 5 component award in Biodiversity and the Natural Environment.

Killester College of Further Education are offering a pre-uni Environmental & Biodiversity Studies course.


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