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Science Education

We live in a world which is ever more complex. SEFARI is committed to the use of research and knowledge to help us better understand the world around us, and to make better decisions. Science education underpins all our work – on the premise that learning is for everyone, and certainly not confined to the school classroom. SEFARI works with partners to utilise our research for shared learning and experience.

We have recently started to collate our, free to access, educational resources which can be accessed here.

Case Studies

1 Apr 2022

Going underground: testing the potential of citizen science and DNA to explore alpine soil biodiversity

Soil biodiversity is critical to ecosystem functioning, but our understanding of the richness and distribution of soil organisms lags far behind that of biodiversity above ground.

25 Jun 2021

3D RNA-seq App improves large scale experimental data analysis – tools and training

High throughput sequencing is a powerful tool used to rapidly obtain information about nucleic acids and this can increase our understanding of the biology of a cell and assess changes that may indicate disease.

2 Dec 2020

CALEDON: Gamers creating resilient forests

The public are being asked to report sightings of 22 tree pests and diseases and newly emerging threats.

10 Dec 2019

Protecting Potatoes - Scotland's Story

Since the emergence of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) in the 1840s this disease has presented a major challenge to the potato industry, with annual losses estimated to be £55 million in the UK.

27 Aug 2019

Infrared Spectroscopy – Helping to Protect Scotland’s Soils

Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy is a versatile analytical technique that can characterise a wide variety of different sample types e.g. from drugs and plastics to soil and minerals.

Blog

31 Mar 2022 - 17:02

The youth fight against climate change continues…

The climate crisis is a problem of global significance and not everyone has the privilege of accessing resources, or having their voices heard.

11 Mar 2022 - 13:13

Water Words

Water is a vital and essential part of our lives, but the impact of climate change is leading to there being too much water in some places and too little in others. This presents challenges that will require sustainable solutions, tailored to not only the issue but also the locality.

4 Feb 2022 - 17:08

Centres of Expertise: Maximizing Impact through Collaboration

The climate emergency affects every part of our lives and collaboration within and across sectors is therefore key to addressing this crisis.