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The Higher Biology Podcast

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Climate change is happening. COP26 in Glasgow in November will confront it. This series of podcasts - Our Dear Green Place – recognises that it’s our young people who will face the most intense impacts of climate change. Securing a greener and
Climate change is happening. COP26 in Glasgow in November will confront it. This series of podcasts - Our Dear Green Place – recognises that it’s our young people who will face the most intense impacts of climate change. Securing a greener and
Mr Downie is joined by Sir Geoff Palmer, who is currently Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a human rights activist.In 1989, Sir Geoff became Scotland’s first black professor
Mr Downie is joined by Scotland's Clinical Director Prof Jason Leitch to catch up on developments since they last spoke in November's Coronavirus Special Part 2 Episode.You can ask questions or get in touch  via @BiologyHigher on TwitterThis po
Mr Downie is joined by his own former university professor and friend, Prof Steve Hubbard from Dundee University to discuss Evolution as well as Dr David Norman from University of Cambridge and World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker.This episod
Mr Downie is joined by Professor Nathan Lents from City University of New York in the United States, to discuss MutationsThis episode is based on the Mutations Unit of the SQA Higher Biology Course.You can ask questions or get in touch  via @Bi
Mr Downie is joined by award winning wildlife cameraman, Doug Allan , Tilly Smith from the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Rory Grant from The British Christmas Tree Growers Association and Lapwing. You can ask questions or get in touch  via @Biolog
Mr Downie is joined by Professor Neil Gemmell from Otago University in New Zealand, to discuss how DNA, PCR and Genomic Sequencing have played a role in the search for The Loch Ness MonsterThis episode is based on the DNA and the Genome Unit of
Mr Downie is joined by Scotland's Clinical Director Prof Jason Leitch to catch up on developments since they last spoke in September's Coronavirus Special Episode. You can ask questions or get in touch  via @BiologyHigher on TwitterThis podcast
Mr Downie is joined by Professor Richard Cogdell, Hooker Chair of Botany at Glasgow University, and a past president of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research to discuss Photosynthesis. This episode is based on the Photosynthesis
Mr Downie is joined by Scotland's Clinical Director Prof Jason Leitch to discuss Coronavirus and answer your questions about face coverings in school.You can ask questions or get in touch  via @BiologyHigher on TwitterThis podcast is sponsored
Mr Downie is joined by Scotland's Chief Veterinary Officer, Sheila Voas and multi award winning farmers Jim and Anne Smillie from Corrie Mains Farm to discuss Animal Welfare. This episode is based on the Animal Welfare Key Area from Unit 3 of t
Mr Downie is joined by one of the world's foremost primatologists, Prof Frans de Waal (Emory University) and Dr Mike Webster (St Andrews University) to discuss Social Behaviour.This episode is based on the Social Behaviour Key Area from Unit 3
Mr Downie is joined by World Record holder, Mark Beaumont and author Jon Drori for a summer holiday special.With travel plans cancelled for most this summer, this episode aims to take you on a journey around the world from home.You can ask ques
Mr Downie is joined by award winning wildlife cameraman, Doug Allan and Eadin O'Mahony (BC Whales) to discuss Biodiversity.This episode is based on the Biodiversity Key Area from Unit 3 of the SQA Higher Biology Course.You can ask questions or
Mr Downie is joined by Dr Henry Creissen (SRUC) and James Peck (P.X. Farms) to discuss Crop Protection. This episode is based on the Crop Protection Key Area from Unit 3 of the SQA Higher Biology Course. You can ask questions or get in touch  v
Mr Downie is joined by Dr Fiona Borthwick (Edinburgh University), Pete Ritchie (Nourish Scotland) and Sean O'Keefe (Cogz) to discuss food supply and food security.This episode looks at the first key area from unit 3 of the SQA Higher Biology Co
An introductory 'pilot lesson' taking the first steps into Unit 3: Sustainability and Interdependence of the SQA Higher Biology Course.  Mr Downie is joined by scientist and Times Best Selling Author, Dave Goulsen as they discuss why Hitler mig
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