Monthly Archives: June 2013

Genetic discoveries for breakthrough traits in crops [talk notes]

Just came out from the Annual James Hutton Institute/College of Life Sciences Distinguished Lecture in Plant Sciences by Professor Richard Flavell “Genetic Discoveries for Breakthrough Traits in Crops”. (Apparently he also opened Genetics Garden at the Dundee University Botanic Gardens … Continue reading

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Be a good scientific Fife citizen and record some biodiversity!

Wondering roe deer at Fleecefaulds A couple of weeks ago I visited Fleecefaulds Meadow, Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve in Fife – and have written about the outing here. As I was working through the identifications of my botanical twitch list, … Continue reading

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Hay meadows – the un-natural treasure islands

Trollius europaeus – Globeflower at Fleecefaulds Meadow 5th June 2013 Meadows are my favourite ecosystem. Well, perhaps the second favourite, right after the the coastal/montane/desert heath in Australia. Both are wonderfully biodiverse. Both are full of hidden botanical treasures – … Continue reading

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