Pokémon (short for Pocket Monsters) is a game in which human characters capture and train Pokémon to battle each other. In this post, we're playing "Who's the Pokémon?" and meeting their real-life plant counterparts.
If it looks like a plant and it acts like a plant, it could be an animal, algae or fungus. Organisms are beautifully diverse, but sometimes the lines between them can be blurry and it's not until you look at their micro-structures that you realise they're not the same at all.
In the Legend of Zelda, Link can interact with many plants, using some in food and elixirs to increase his strength and battle others as "final bosses". In this post, we're going to explore three plants from different games in the Legend of Zelda sseries and meet their real-life counterparts.
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.
From blood red seas to photosynthetic sea slugs, the story of photosynthesis is incredibly interesting. In this post, I hope to convince you there is so much more to this vital reaction, and to continue your own research into its rich history.
On Tuesday 30th June 2020, my first first-author paper was published in Ecology letters. The journey from idea to publication was long, complicated and a dramatic learning curve. In this post, I'll break my journey down into five milestones and five pieces of advice I wish I could go back and tell myself.
To celebrate Pride Month, we're looking at six plants inspired by the Rainbow Flag. This rainbow of plants will take you on a tour of plant science, from ecology to biochemistry.
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.
On 30th March 2020, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley blasted off into space as the first astronauts to be launched by a private company, SpaceX. In honour of this historic moment, we're going to discuss the possibilities of growing and harvesting plants in space and on Mars.
We gain a lot of information about a thing by knowing its name. So what if its name is misleading? While this doesn't change the wonder or beauty of these species, it does hide some of the interesting history behind them.