Professor John J Bolton discusses the seaweed aquaculture revolution hosted online by The Friends of Iziko SA Museum over Microsoft Teams.
The talk sees Bolton consider the history of seaweed use, the rise of seaweed aquaculture, the traditional range of products and South Africa’s contribution. The talk covers the potential benefits of large-scale seaweed farming and new evidence on human health of dietary seaweeds, new uses and seaweed biorefinery concepts as well as the potential role of seaweed aquaculture in a changing world.
Bolton is the only African algal biologist to have been President of the International Phycological Society. With numerous publications and books to his name, Bolton has also co-authored 28 descriptions of new seaweed species from South Africa and has been Principal Investigator on many research projects over the last three decades. These project include marine biodiversity, ecology, biogeography, aquaculture, natural products and climate change.
Time: Wed 6pm