My research focuses on how dangerous bacteria live on the plants that we eat (like lettuce or spinach). If people eat plants with these bad bacteria on them they can become really sick and in some cases die.
These bacteria don’t normally live on plants but have come to be there because of changes in farming.
I want to to find out how the bacteria manage to survive on plants so that scientists can find ways of preventing them from doing this so that people won’t get sick anymore.
My aim is to get people living near volcanoes involved in monitoring them. This could have two effects 1) we can understand the volcanoes better because we have more information about them and 2) by being involved with science, the people living around the volcanoes will understand more about what makes them dangerous and maybe be more likely to trust the scientists when they tell them to evacuate.
My aim is to protect the seas and oceans from the damaging effects of fishing to ensure the future sustainability of our fishing industry. Basically I’m trying to make sure there are plenty more fish in the sea 🙂