Trinity Talks Science – 002 – Curiosity Killed the Cat

Do Walls Trump Wildlife; We tackle the ecological effects of a wall between Mexico and the US. Schrodinger’s Cat Explained; We delve into the confusing world of quantum by explaining the famous thought experiment. Dr Mary Bourke on Mars; We sit down with geomorphologist and Mars expert to discuss her recent research and our future with the red planet.

Do Walls Trump Wildlife?
Boone, R. B. and N. T. Hobbs (2004). “Lines around fragments: effects of fencing on large herbivores.” African Journal of Range and Forage Science 21(3): 147-158.

Epps, C. W., et al. (2005). “Highways block gene flow and cause a rapid decline in genetic diversity of desert bighorn sheep.” Ecology letters 8(10): 1029-1038.

Letnic, M. and F. Koch (2010). “Are dingoes a trophic regulator in arid Australia? A comparison of mammal communities on either side of the dingo fence.” Austral Ecology 35(2): 167-175.

Parmesan, C. (2006). “Ecological and evolutionary responses to recent climate change.” Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst. 37: 637-669.

Sullivan, J (2016) ‘What would Trump’s wall mean for wildlife?’, BBC, 1 September. Available at: . (2 November 2017)

Van Oosterzee, P. (2017) ‘Wildebeest no more: The death of Africa’s great migrations’, New Scientist, 6 December. Available at: (09/01/2018).

Schrodinger’s Cat
Villars, C. N. (1986). The paradox of Schrodinger’s cat. Physics Education, 21(4), 7.

Dr. Mary Bourke

Hosts: Dan Giffney and Molly McCrory
Sound Editor: Kate Finucane
Executive Producer: Peter Cox
Publishing: Thomas Donovan
Public Relations Officer: Molly McCrory
Secretary: Dan Giffney
Fact Checker: Aneta Nerguti
Producers: Dan Giffney, Molly McCrory, Kate Finucane, Eleanor Mullen, Shaun Ussher, Aneta Nerguti, Thomas Donovan, Ciaran Kelly
Special Thanks: DU General Science Society, Trinity Publications, Dr. Mary Bourke

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