Bushfire blooms and bird buds

Thursday, 7 October 2021 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Bushfire smoke as seen by the satellite Himawari 8 on 4 January 2020 (Japan Meteorological Agency, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

This week, Claire speaks to oceanographer Christina Schallenberg about how smoke from the Black Summer bushfires led to an algal bloom bigger than Australia; and Stu explains how, contrary to colonialist assumptions, songbirds evolved in Australia and spread throughout the world, as revealed by their tastebuds.

Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
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Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia.