Forest and Wood Products Australia have launched their inaugural WoodChat podcast. This pilot series has 6 episodes. Each episode features an in-depth discussion with an expert, focusing on various aspects of the timber industry.
In the first episode, Associate Professor Jacki Schirmer of the University of Canberra spoke about biophilia. This is the principle that exposure to nature increases human wellbeing and thorough, world-class research has proven the positive effects of wood indoors. The research demonstrates a strong association between wood in the workplace and increased worker satisfaction and wellbeing.
Look forward to the second episode, in which CSIRO Research Scientist, Dr Patrick Mitchell, will discuss a new tool which aims to predict forestry climate impacts with the click of a mouse.
The podcast is available on SoundCloud.