14 episodes

Oak woodland is a characteristic feature of the English landscape and home to a huge variety of plants and animals. On this album, Professor David Streeter of the University of Sussex explores some characteristic features of an English oak wood, and reveals some of the processes that maintain the web of life within the wood. In three further tracks, Dr Sarah Watkinson and Dr George McGavin of the University of Oxford take a closer look at some of the fungi, mosses and galls that can be found within an oak wood. The album draws on material originally created to support The Open University course Exploring science.

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Oak woodland is a characteristic feature of the English landscape and home to a huge variety of plants and animals. On this album, Professor David Streeter of the University of Sussex explores some characteristic features of an English oak wood, and reveals some of the processes that maintain the web of life within the wood. In three further tracks, Dr Sarah Watkinson and Dr George McGavin of the University of Oxford take a closer look at some of the fungi, mosses and galls that can be found within an oak wood. The album draws on material originally created to support The Open University course Exploring science.

    Exploring oak woodland

    Exploring oak woodland

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 53 sec
    Transcript -- Exploring oak woodland

    Transcript -- Exploring oak woodland

    A short introduction to this album.

    • video
    Touring an oak wood

    Touring an oak wood

    Professor David Streeter takes us on a guided tour of an English oak wood.

    • 4 min
    Transcript -- Touring an oak wood

    Transcript -- Touring an oak wood

    Professor David Streeter takes us on a guided tour of an English oak wood.

    • video
    Following a food chain

    Following a food chain

    From sunlight to sparrow hawks - Professors David Streeter and Chris Perrins track a woodland food chain.

    • 4 min
    Transcript -- Following a food chain

    Transcript -- Following a food chain

    From sunlight to sparrow hawks - Professors David Streeter and Chris Perrins track a woodland food chain.

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