Nature’s agony aunts

Run time: 10:30 – 17:00

In life we turn to trusted figures, like agony aunts, for advice. When environmental scientists want advice on the quality of ecosystems and environments, they may seek advice from Dearbhla the Daphnia, natures very own agony aunt. 

Daphnia, or waterfleas, are widely used as a model species to understand how environmental challenges might affect ecosystems. Under healthy conditions they will reproduce genetically identical daughter offspring and will only produce male Daphnia when stressed. 
Speak to Dearbhla and her guardians Katie Reilly and a team of researchers from the University of Birmingham to hear about some of the challenges facing freshwater environments and what you can do to help!
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12 September 2024 - 10:30
East Building Atrium, UEL Docklands Campus

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