Club science er tilbake fra sommerferie med en konferanse holdt av Jean-Philippe Bedell. Bedell er professor ved l’ENTPE (école de l’aménagement durable des territoires) og på besøk i Norge i august. Den 28. august vil han snakke om hvordan plantene klarer å spre seg over alt, til og med på steder som er kunstig fremstilt.

Plants are like humans. They hate emptiness. Thus, even in artificial sites built by man they will colonize and occupy the space. This colonization will occur even if strong constraints are expressed for their growth, such as the availability of water or the presence of pollutants at high levels. Through a few examples, Jean-Philippe Bedell, professor at the ENTPE engineering school, will illustrate the dynamics of colonization of stormwater management works and industrial sites, and present how plants occupy the emptiness.