Here is a small selection of SEI videos primarily featuring York staff. 

Our researchers provide an insight into their latest projects and showcase the methods used to explore some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century.

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Methods of engagement - citizen science surveys

Alison Dyke talks about the use of citizen science surveys for monitoring the status of tree health in the UK. Tree species are under threat from pests and diseases and this technique enables members of the public to record their observations. This information can then be used for forest conservation purposes and also by policymakers to highlight the issue to a broader public.

How to build community resilience

Steve Cinderby talks about the lessons learned from the Good Life Initiative, an action-based research project funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. He describes what is meant by 'community resilience' and how residents and other groups in the suburban village of New Earswick (near York, UK) were engaged in a variety of activities. 

Community woodland project

Leilah Vyner explains some of the activities OPAL staff have been completing with their volunteers. She also discusses the education packs developed for primary schools to use in woodland habitats.

Using drones for environmental surveys

This video features Steve Cinderby demonstrating the use of the SEI quadcopter to survey all the trees at the Yorkshire Arboretum near York, UK.

SEI and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition

SEI is a key partner in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and supports initiatives to mitigate near-term climate change and improve human health, food security and the resilience of ecosystems. Explore their role in more detail.