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.

Sources:
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: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37200583 . (2 November 2017)

Van Oosterzee, P. (2017) ‘Wildebeest no more: The death of Africa’s great migrations’, New Scientist, 6 December. Available at: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23631550-700-wildebeest-no-more-the-death-of-africas-great-migrations/ (09/01/2018).

Schrodinger’s Cat
Villars, C. N. (1986). The paradox of Schrodinger’s cat. Physics Education, 21(4), 7. https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/21/4/007
http://www.informationphilosopher.com/books/problems/Schrodinger.pdf#
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkVpMAbNOAo

Dr. Mary Bourke
https://www.astrobio.net/mars/winters-mars-shaping-red-planets-landscape/

Credits:
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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