Dr Boris Delahaie, Research Associate Evolution & Development: Department of Plant Sciences
Flowering plants are the most diverse taxonomic group of land plants, with an estimated total of more than 350,000 species on earth. To understand the origins of diversity, scientists are studying the processes that are generating and, then, maintaining this exceptional biological diversity.
This talk will show how scientists are gaining new insights in the understanding of the evolution of new biological species by presenting recent diversification events in the plant kingdom.
A programme of free, informal, monthly drop-in plant science talks, bringing the latest discoveries in plant science to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell.
11am & repeated at 2pm in the Classroom at 1 Brookside.
Suitable for adults and children age 12+
Talk Free. Normal Garden Admission applies.
Talks run monthly March to August
12 May Jim Haseloff, Department of Plant Sciences: Simple plants for engineers
9 June Ottoline Leyser, Sainsbury Lab: Plant genetics from Mendel to Monsanto
14 July Kelsey Byers, Department of Zoology: Stop and smell the… pollination!
11 August Cerian Webb, Department of Plant Sciences: I spy …… a killer in the woods