nerd nite 32: carbon-based subjects
It’s on like an on thing, ladies and gentlenerds!
For this, our first Nerd Nite Wellington of 2016, we’ve got a treat in store for you 🙂
As usual, it’ll be going down at:
- Hotel Bristol (Cuba Street)
- 6pm (speakers to start at 6:30pm)
- Monday 21 March 2016.
More details forthcoming soon, but in the meantime here’s a taster!
A decade of NIWA research on great white sharks
Warrick Lyon, NIWA
In the words sent from Warrick’s latest time at sea: “what we thought at the start of the naughty’s, what we know now, and how we worked that out.”
Warrick Lyon is a shark researcher at NIWA.
Biochar: how to have fun burning stuff while helping solve climate change (and growing great veges)
Richard Self, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu, @Metrosiderous
- What is biochar?
- How does it enhance soil fertility?
- How can we make it?
- How can burning stuff actually help climate change?
Rich is a self-confessed Gardener, Tree Geek and Biochar Enthusiast.
Next-gen soils, and fixing our food webs
How can one use parametric design and additive manufacturing to produce optimal ground cover solutions for to vegetable/orchard production, or land restoration?
Ben will talk combining agro-industrial wastes and biotechnologies to induce soil (and so food web) regeneration.
Ben is a microbiologist and designer researching the interactions between soil makeup, teeny critters and new fabrication techniques.