Join our Outside In sessions, where every week we will bring to you a different take on ecology, presented by some of the top scientists in the field. These sessions are curated for school students, but everyone is welcome!

In this session, Dr. Meghna Krishnadas, of the Laboratory for Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES) at CSIR- Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, will talk about 'The lives of the age of humans'.

Trees stand in one place all their lives, but under this placid unchanging scene there is much happening. From their birth as seeds through the times they set down roots as seedlings and then grow into adults, myriad forces shape the lives of trees. Every tree interacts with its neighbours and other organisms like fungi, insects or rodents. These interactions can determine which species does better than others in a place, why some species are common and others rare, and how a whole community of trees becomes and stays diverse. Understanding the science of processes that shape the lives of trees also helps us project what might happen to tree communities in different kinds of ecosystems, in an age where humans are changing the fate of biodiversity on earth.

30th August, Sunday | 11am (IST)


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