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Are you seeking for some tips and wisdom from scientists? Here we talk about science and share academic experiences and more. In general, I am keen on talking with people in any scientific fields and/or who have general interest in science because diversity provides resilience.

This podcast will: 

Deliver more detailed description about an academic life for all students who want to pursue an academic career 

Deep talks with academics about their research works

Academic journeys and experiences 

Overall, any episode contains advice and guidance for everyone who has an interest in science.

Website: sci-talk-naz.com

Science Talk with Naz Nazerke

    • Science

Are you seeking for some tips and wisdom from scientists? Here we talk about science and share academic experiences and more. In general, I am keen on talking with people in any scientific fields and/or who have general interest in science because diversity provides resilience.

This podcast will: 

Deliver more detailed description about an academic life for all students who want to pursue an academic career 

Deep talks with academics about their research works

Academic journeys and experiences 

Overall, any episode contains advice and guidance for everyone who has an interest in science.

Website: sci-talk-naz.com

    (Crop) Modeling and Climate Change / Data Quality / AI in Agriculture

    (Crop) Modeling and Climate Change / Data Quality / AI in Agriculture

    Professor Reimund P. Rötter (University of Göttingen) is a distinguished researcher with over 25 years of expertise in agronomy, agricultural systems modeling, and agroecology across Europe, Africa, and Asia. Professor Rötter's work focuses on developing and identifying solutions to the complex challenges presented to humanity such as global food security, increasing resource scarcity and the environmental effects of agricultural production under current changing climate.

    He has done substantial work on his research area and namely some of his mainly impactful contributions include research on genetic yield gaps, modeling the multi-functionality of landscapes, assessing agricultural impacts and adaptations to climate change, and, last but not least, reduction of global wheat production under rising temperatures. This also makes him a perfect fit into today's episode on discussing "Crop modelling and its impact on addressing Climate Change"

    00:00 - Introduction

    01:29 - What is a model / Common misconception about modeling

    03:19 - No modeling without experimentation, no experimentation without modeling

    09:10 - Data quality and modeling (rubbish in = rubbish out)

    13:15 - How to generate a reliable model

    15:35 - Thoughts on why models failed to predict Covid19 cases

    19:46 - GHG emission scenarios and human behavior

    22:22 - "Why" and "How" (crop) modeling is essential in addressing Climate Change / Future crop production trends / Limitations of Global Climate models

    30:50 - Adaptation options / Plant breeding / Response diversity

    46:05 - How AI is transforming (crop) modeling and agriculture

    47:49 - "ChatGPT can become our individual agent…even for modeling..." / Digitalization, AI, and the future of agriculture

    55:11 - Why reform is needed in teaching programs in agricultural sciences / The power of collaboration

    56:56 - Advice for young researchers

    • 1 hr
    Yield Prediction using AI / Drone Imaging vs. Satellite Images / Farmers' use of AI & Drones

    Yield Prediction using AI / Drone Imaging vs. Satellite Images / Farmers' use of AI & Drones

    Postdoctoral researcher - Enrique Apolo Apolo. Enrique's fields of interest include AI, precision agriculture, proximal plant sensing, satellite imagery, machinery, robotics and electronics. 



    Enrique's Ph.D. title is “Development and Assessment of AI models based on deep learning algorithms to determine agronomic traits in fruit tree orchards and field crops.”

    Link to discussed Ph.D. thesis in this episode: https://idus.us.es/handle/11441/141305

     

    00:00 Intro

    01:02 Academic background (Enrique’s)

    02:52 Citrus growing farmers in Spain & Yield prediction with AI

    05:14 Measuring key crop parameter with A.I. & Robots

    09:14 Learning A.I. from scratch / Drone imaging at Wageningen

    13:55 Crop yield or disease prediction by AI & Drones / challenges with Farmers

    17:04 Use of mobile phone for RGB imaging / Yield prediction apps

    20:34 Drone imaging vs. Satellite images

    26:10 Can farmers afford Drone imaging / Market for up-to-date Agro services

    29:45 Why Robotics & AI are very advanced in greenhouses, not fields

    33:55 Is there less or more use of AI by farmers / Farmers scared of AI?

    36:26 Can AI replace humans? How soon?

    38:55 “ChatGPT is a good tool, … but it might be a problem for lazy people…”

    41:05 “It’s compulsory to have basic knowledge in programming for incoming PhDs…”

     

     

    PhDs TikTok video Enrique mentions about Brazil:

    • 46 min
    Alternative fertilizer sources (P & N, etc.) / Renewable energies / Microplastics in water

    Alternative fertilizer sources (P & N, etc.) / Renewable energies / Microplastics in water

    Çağrı Akyol - a Postdoctoral researcher and project manager at Ghent University, dealing with; Energy and resource recovery from waste streams, Biogas biorefineries, Nutrient recovery and recycling. Also, he shares a lot about renewables and alternative fertilizers on his LinkedIn 🙂

     

    0:00   Intro

    01:10   Biogas & biomethane in EU Gas Package / about EU's 35 bcm binding target

    04:47   Can Biogas & biomethane replace fossil fuels?

    05:55   Russian natural gas cutoff & EU's interest in renewable energy sources 

    07:44   About the Nutri2Cycle project 

    11:49   Linear vs. Circular economy

    15:12   About bio-based fertilizers and an ongoing debate on the "bio-based fertilizer" term

    18:18   Bio-based fertilizers from anaerobic digestion 

    22:13   "... in Flanders, you can't directly apply digestate to the soil..."

    23:13   About microplastics in human blood, breast milk, soil, and tap water

    28:40   Current challenges in water & wastewater treatments (chemicals, sludge, etc.)

    32:50   About Gent University's research contribution to alternative fertilizers 

    34:01   Synthetic N fertilizers vs. bio-based N fertilizers impact on the environment

    36:10   "Farmers are really keen to use bio-based fertilizers because..."

    38:38   Can bio-based fertilizers alone close the current P fertilizer demand? 

    40:11   Agricultural practices with less nutrient loss

    40:57   Future of bio-based fertilizers & renewable energy

    45:28   Advice for young researchers (PhDs)

    49:03   Good researcher skills

    51:12   Shall one create or look for meaning?

     

    Çağrı's research works: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cagri-Akyol-2

    Çağrı on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/çağrı-akyol-08024763/

    Nutri2cycle project that Çağrı mentions: https://www.nutri2cycle.eu/

    BioDEN post on Gent University research: 

    https://www.biogas-e.be/sites/default/files/2023-01/BioDEN_Newsletter - EN.pdf

    Article on P cycle: 

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095937800800099X?casa_token=bhwP0IV-zF0AAAAA:ZVA8ZJxP2JAPPxDOLAyCv24zAUdQwxHslOKLsToDLTcAEYTLZXYresChMntM_k_5g2gDtTFx

     

     

    Special Thanks: 

    I want to thank Dr. Maxim Dorodnikov (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), who introduced me to P cycle and to "peak phosphorus curve". Thanks to him, I was able to address in this episodes one of the critical issues - P limit. And special thanks to Prof. Sophie and Dr. Eugenio (BOKU) who buit in me interest and core basic understandings of GHG emissions & soil microbiology. Also, thanks to IMSOGLO project organizers & all lecturers (Prof. Finke & Prof. Wim, Prof. Sauer & Dr. Stephen, etc., and my friend ALEX who taught me almost everything). This list is just a brief one, I will try to put more names in next episodes. 

     

     

    Host: Nazerke Amangeldy

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nazerke-amangeldy-9ba760206/ 

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    • 52 min
    Robotics & AI in Agriculture / Precision farming / working as a Robotics Engineer

    Robotics & AI in Agriculture / Precision farming / working as a Robotics Engineer

    Angela Guerrero is a robotics engineer at the Soil Steam International AS. Angela did her Ph.D. research on "Variable-rate nitrogen fertilization by using proximal and remote sensing" at Gent University (link below to Angela's Ph.D. thesis work).

     

    00:00  Intro

    00:40  What Soil Steam International AS do

    03:29  Working as a "Robotics Engineer"

    05:31  How robotics are improving agriculture

    10:44  Robotics and the future of farming

    15:25  About Angela's Ph.D. research

    18:50  From mechatronics engineering to precision farming

    21:45  Precision agriculture 

    25:30  Challenges in precision agriculture

    28:16  Advice for all Ph.D. students

    31:19  "There has been a lot of moving..., but it has been the best experience..."

    37:20  About cultural stereotypes

    39:24  Will AI make people jobless

    40:24  "We have to think about climate change GLOBALLY"

    43:08  Advice to my younger self

    43:50  Meaning of life

     

     

    Angela's Ph.D. work: https://biblio.ugent.be/publication/8...

    Angela on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-pa...

    Other articles published by Angela: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/...

     

    Host: Nazerke Amangeldy

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    • 45 min
    Review on Data Science course at Le Wagon (9 weeks)

    Review on Data Science course at Le Wagon (9 weeks)

    Description given by Le Wagon: "More than a Bootcamp. Join a global tech network for life. By joining Le Wagon, you are joining a supportive community of alumni, teachers & tech recruiters. Benefit from life-long access to the course material, and to our network job offers." (source: https://www.lewagon.com/)

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    Nazerke Amangeldy

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Soil Microorganisms / Soil Greenhouse Gases / C stocks / About becoming a better scientist

    Soil Microorganisms / Soil Greenhouse Gases / C stocks / About becoming a better scientist

    Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern is a Soil Science and Soil Microbiology professor at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna. Head of Soil Research Institute at BOKU. 

    Expertise: Biodiversity and function of soil organisms and their interactions; Biology of the Nitrogen Cycle; Climate change and greenhouse gases; Metabolism of gases in soils.

    Awards: Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher (2019): identified by Clarivate Analytics as one of the world’s most influential contemporary researchers (top 1% ranking), and more in the link below.

     

    Description of the episode:

    Besides the explanations given on specific field (soil microbiology) questions, Prof. Sophie also shares her experiences in the academic world. The episode contains very valuable messages and advice for young scientists (the link for the book recommendation is below).     



    0:00:00   Intro

    0:01:21   what we know about the N cycle

    0:05:44   "I find everything interesting about N cycle ..."

    0:09:54   responses of soil microorganisms on drying & rewetting events 

    0:18:07   greenhouse gases under drying & rewetting events

    0:22:14   how well do we understand greenhouse gas emissions from soils 

    0:31:15   about biochar

    0:41:24   about CH4 sink & C sequestration  

    0:44:35   extreme events / Regenerative Agriculture / burning fields (etc.)

    0:52:06   how to write a good scientific paper?

    1:00:00   to all beginner scientists

    1:04:44   advice to my younger self

    1:09:04   if I would not become a scientist ... 

    1:12:40   "being sad or scared doesn't help anything... if everyone acts in their small worlds - we can make a change!"

    1:19:10   the meaning of life    

     

    The book title: "Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded."

    The link to the book: https://amzn.eu/d/6Y5NdSh 

     

    Guest: 

    Prof. Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern

    Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.at/citations?user=Xys1BdUAAAAJ&hl=de

    Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/Sophie-Zechmeister-Boltenstern-39275272

    The source of academic qualifications and achievements: https://forschung.boku.ac.at/fis/suchen.person_uebersicht?id_in=4224&menue_id_in=101&sprache_in=en 

     

     

    Host:

    Nazerke Amangeldy

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    • 1 hr 28 min

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