Items from news media involving interviews with Richard Buggs
25/12/22 CGTN Europe interview on ash dieback
12/09/22 Broadleaf Magazine (Woodland Trust)
02/08/22 Interview on BBC Radio 5 Live
28/03/22 WIRED A Bold Idea to Stall the Climate Crisis—by Building Better Trees
7/11/21 BBC Countryfile Interview with Tom Heap on genetic solutions to tree pests and pathogens
9/10/21 The Economist Treedemic: Britain’s trees are being felled by diseases
27/01/21 The Times Origin of the quarrel between Charles Darwin and ‘odious’ rival
23/01/21 BBC News website New light shed on Charles Darwin’s ‘abominable mystery’
2/10/20 Six O’Clock News on BBC Radio 4. Interview on ash dieback
2/10/20 One O’Clock TV News on BBC One. Interview on ash dieback.
27/9/20 The Atlantic The plant pandemics just keep on coming – how the world’s trees got so sick
21/9/20 Knowable Magazine. The accidental tree killers. I was interviewed for this article by Stephanie Pain.
19/8/20 PM on BBC Radio 4. Interview on oak and ash tree health.
19/8/20 The Times Acute oak decline: Scientists hope to fell mystery killer
26/5/20 The Independent Threat to billions of ash trees by deadly beetle could be thwarted as scientists identify protective genes
26/5/20 Earth.com News Resistance genes could save billions of ash trees from beetles
19/11/19 The Independent Ash dieback: Genetic resistance offers new hope over ‘unstoppable’ disease expected to kill 70 per cent of species
18/11/19 BBC News at Six interview on ash dieback with Rebecca Morelle
If you missed the BBC Six O’Clock news on Monday, here’s the report by @BBCMorelle on ash tree genetic resistance to ash dieback. Thanks to @KewScience @QM_SBCS @Forest_Research @WoodlandTrust for making this research and filming possible pic.twitter.com/DChyx5XDUI— Prof Richard Buggs (@RJABuggs) November 20, 2019
18/11/19 BBC Radio 4 PM programme. Interview with Evan Davis.
18/11/19 BBC World Service Outside source interview with Nuala McGovern
Extract from my interview with @BBCNuala last night for @BBCWorld @BBCOS about @KewScience @QMUL @Forest_Research study published in @NatureEcoEvo on the genetic building blocks of European ash tree resistance to ash dieback pic.twitter.com/s5EdRrWH0K— Prof Richard Buggs (@RJABuggs) November 19, 2019
18/11/19 The Times “DNA offers hope of beating ash dieback disease”
18/11/19 BBC News Website “New hope for trees affected by ash dieback”
Spring 2019 BBC Wildlife Magazine “Conservation Report: European common ash“. Interview with Stuart Blackman.
05/12/18 BBC News Website “Ash dieback: Ash woodlands ‘may flourish once again’“
30/09/18 BBC One London News interview on ash dieback with Jim Wheble https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWWEBdMx2eM
12/09/18 BBC World News Talking Business with Aaron Heslehurst
3/1/18 Babbage Podcast (The Economist) interview on tree health
14/6/17 The Naked Scientists Can Genes Save our Trees?
18/5/17 BBC World TV News Today live studio interview with presenter Philippa Thomas on State of the World’s Plants
18/5/17 BBC Radio Africa studio interview on State of the World’s Plants
18/5/17 BBC Radio London live studio interview with presenter Vanessa Feltz on State of the World’s Plants
12/4/17 Babbage Podcast (The Economist) interview on ash tree health
13/3/2017 BBC Radio 4 Farming Today Recorded interview
26/12/16 BBC website Ash tree genome sequenced for first time
26/12/16 BBC Radio 4 Six O’Clock news Recorded interview
26/12/16 Financial Times Genes may save British ash trees from destruction
26/12/16 Guardian British ash trees may resist dieback disease, research reveals
26/12/16 Daily Mail Trees resistant to killer fungus could be grown in Britain
26/12/16 Daily Express Ash trees could be saved from killer disease after UK study cracks genetic code
03/11/15 The Guardian Ash trees under threat if harmful borer beetle finds way to Britain
02/11/15 The Times GM trees to combat ash dieback
01/11/15 The Daily Telegraph Ash trees could be genetically modified to resist dieback disease
01/11/15 The Observer With 90% of the UK’s ash trees about to be wiped out, could GM be the answer?
31/01/15 The Sunday Telegraph British woods in crisis as ash disease triples
07/10/14 BBC TV News Channel Interview on ash dieback
22/06/14 The Conversation Despite the lush summer leaves, our trees are under attack
07/06/14 The Sunday Telegraph Ash dieback is now ‘unstoppable’, ecologists warn
07/06/14 Cheltenham Science Festival, Panel discussion What’s killing our trees?
15/05/14 France24 television report Talking Europe
01/12/13 Sunday Times GM trees may save our woods
01/10/13 Planet Earth Podcast Using genetics to fight ash dieback
27/09/13 BBC Radio 4 Ashes to Ashes
26/09/13 BBC News Website Ash trees also face insect threat
23/09/13 BBC News Website Scientists map UK ash tree genome
12/6/13 BBC1 TV News at One, BBC1 TV News at Six Interview on ash dieback
Summer 2013, Planet Earth The last stand?
5/2/13 Planet Earth Podcast Genetic progress in saving ash trees
21/12/12 Today programme, BBC Radio 4 Interview on ash dieback
21/12/12 Good Morning Scotland, BBC Scotland Interview on ash dieback
21/12/12 Laurence Reed Show, BBC Cornwall Interview on ash dieback
21/12/12 Planet Earth Online New genetics project could help save the ash tree
9/12/12 Sunday Telegraph British woodlands need diversity from around the world
24/11/12 Sunday Times Scientists step in to save birch
20/11/12 BBC News Website Forres-based charity’s effort to protect ‘wee trees’
11/11/12 BBC News Website DNA tests for rare birch trees from Caucasus Mountains