Interview with a Botanist

Making the grass greener with Sara Middleton

Today we're meeting PhD student Sara Middleton from the University of Oxford, who's studying the effect of drought on a UK calcareous grassland. Sara's love for plants spreads across all aspects of her life and she runs an outreach project, YouTube channel and is also working on a documentary to get other's involved too.

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Plant science in enchanted forests

Enchanted forests have amazed and inspired us for generations. Whether they offer sanctuary, danger or adventure, once the protagonist steps foot within a forest, you know you're in for a wild ride. From breathing forest floors to bizarrely shaped trees, in today's post, we'll explore some real-life, fantasy forests that feel like the stuff of legends.

Plant Science

Remembering the legacies of three African-American botanists

The relationship between humans and plants can be traced all the way back to early humanity. However, in recent history, it has been reserved for the wealthy, white, upper classes. Inspired by the Black in Nature movement, I want to dedicate this week's post to some incredible African-American people who achieved incredible things in botany.

Plant Science

The Ecosystem of Humanity

In 2017, I was invited back to my secondary school as a guest speaker for an annual diversity and inclusivity event. This speech was a milestone in my career as a plant scientist and I am excited to share it with you.