CRASSH Pro Futura Scientia Fellow Dr Helen Curry’s research lies in the history of 20th and 21st century science and technology, including especially biology and biotechnology; the history of agriculture, horticulture and gardening; the history of conservation and environmentalism. Her current research considers the history of global conservation, in particular efforts made to preserve the genetic diversity of agricultural crop species through the practice of seed banking. Conservation is primarily underpinned by human behaviour. It is therefore vital to understand the social factors, such as cultural drivers or geographical patterns, which shape our environment as well as developing our biological and scientific knowledge. The University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) was established in October 2013 to foster this cross-disciplinary approach within the University of Cambridge.
This short film was produced by UCCRI.
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