Join Lisa and guests: Sasha looks back at the week's news, Kate Buckeridge explains the science of soil, and Luxembourg Tech School branches out to help young people with autism and refugees.

In this week's show, as ever, we reflect on the week's news with Sasha Kehoe.

Soil Science, Luxembourg Tech School and news

Soil and Climate
Dr. Kate Buckeridge, a Canadian soil microbiologist at Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), talks about why soil is important for food and climate. There will be a soil sustainability conference on Friday 2nd December.

You can hear another interview on soil with Sadhguru here.

Her current project, ADAPT, investigates how climate and agricultural management interact to influence soil microbial physiology, and how this influences soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions.

Kate's PhD is in ecosystem ecology from Queen’s University, Canada, where she researched how increased snow depth alters Arctic tundra nitrogen cycling. Kate also worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the US and UK, investigating the impact of Arctic permafrost thaw on soil microorganisms, climate warming on Boreal nitrogen and carbon cycling, and agricultural grassland land-use intensity on microbial physiology. For those who want a bit more science, Kate uses stables isotopes as tracers of plant litter and microbial necromass, combined with microbial genomics, to explore the relationship between microbial community structure and ecosystem function.

Luxembourg Tech School branches out 
Sergio Coronado and his team continue to expand the remit of the Luxembourg Tech School. In this discussion he is joined by Julie Tangeten who has been instrumental in reaching students who have autism or have come to Luxembourg as refugees.

If you would like to get in touch with the Luxembourg Tech School you can do so via the website.

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