Go with the flow: Plants vs. gravity and ocean superhighways!

Hear about how plants have to overcome gravity in order to survive, and how the Eastern Australian Current forms a superhighway of water!


  • Beatrice Harrison Day, PhD candidate UTAS

Plants dominate the natural world around us. But how do droughts threaten our plant-life? To answer this question, we first have to look at how plants overcome gravity to move huge volumes of water from the soil to their leaves.

  • Dr Chris Chapman, Research Scientist CSIRO

The East Australian Current (EAC) is a “superhighway” for warm, tropical water to make its way to Tassie. We use towering strings of instruments 5km high to study how the EAC’s affects Australian seas, and what the future might hold for this region.


This event is part of the Pint of Science Festival. Tickets to the event are $8.

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