In this public lecture Prof Andy Lowe speaks about the use of DNA to potentially solve conservation problems, particularly with regards to timber tracking.
Rain forests, the loams of the planet, clean mass amounts of air and water. The conversion of these forests into agricultural or urbanised systems often lead to illegally logged timber.
“This is not a bleeding heart conservation talk. This is a talk about hope… about how technology can help save some of our resources”, says Prof Lowe.