Monthly Archives - November 2012

Using maths to improve biodiversity (Maths – Ecomaths)

The world is teeming with life but human activity is affecting biodiversity and one culprit is chemical pesticides. At Swansea University, Stefan Gates explores the maths involved in scientific discovery with Professor Tariq Butt and Dr Minshad Ansari. They show him a unique trial of a naturally occurring fungus that is an environmentally friendly alternative to chemicals and they use maths to prove it is effective.  Stefan learns how they prepare test solutions of the fungus by measuring small volumes,...