Oxford Plants 400 website
A web site has been launched which will describe 400 plants that have links to Oxford, as part of the run up to the 400th anniversary of the Department, Botanic Garden and Herbaria, in 2021 .
A new plant will be uploaded each week. The first plant in the countdown, yew, was selected because it is the oldest living plant in the Botanic Garden and has important medicinal uses today.
As Stephen Harris says “We're looking to the future and would like to use the next 400 weeks to showcase plants in innovative fashions, present new research and build on the foundations created by the collections over the past 400 years."
Hind Rattan Award 2014
Congratulations are in order for Jagadis Gupta – he’s the recipient of a Hind Rattan Award 2014 from the NRI Welfare Society of India.
Trees 'shield vulnerable species from climate change'
Forests with dense canopies create a microclimate that protects a variety of cold-adapted plant species from warming air temperatures, a study has shown.
Graduate Symposium Award Winners
A Graduate Symposium took place at the end of September, showcasing the breadth of research being undertaken by our graduate students.
Votes were cast for the best seminar and poster, with awards from Sigma and Thermo Scientific.
This year’s winners were:
Constantine Garagounis – Sigma award for best seminar.
Victor Jones – Thermo Scientific award for best poster.
Hunting species: not just a numbers game
The University Press office Science Blog on Robert Scotland and colleagues' paper published in New Phytologist is available at:
Are Ash trees coping with the spread of Ash dieback in Britain?
David Boshier took part in an investigation, broadcast on BBC Radio 4: