For the second episode of our podcast, I interviewed Prof. Kenneth Wilson, an Evolutionary ecologist at the University of Lancaster. We talk about the success secrets of his long term projects, armyworms, their devastating effects on the crops in Africa, and his fieldwork research about biological control of the pests. More about Ken: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/staff/wilsonk4/
Here is a short video trailer for the episode:
Here is the full episode:
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Credits: Photographs provided by Ken, Music: Nihilore_Artifice (Freemusicarchive), Sound effects: Zedge.net, Additional footage: Videvo.org and Al-jazeera, excerpts of Army worm description taken from the Guardian