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Plant Science London Field Course – Part 2

Day Two by Bianca Govi (APB3) Today we took a trip to Sussex to complete our tour of Kew by visiting Wakehurst Place. The site is unique in that it houses in-situ and ex-situ conservation efforts, and boasts the highest … Continue reading

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Plant Science London Field Course

Day One by Calum Sweeney (APB3) The day started with a tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew (RBG Kew)and their herbarium. The herbarium contains 7 million specimens of approximately 140,000 plant species. Jurriaan de Vos guided us through the … Continue reading

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AMIGA Summer School: Environmental Risk Assessment of GM crops

by Ciara Beausang (Environmental Plant Biotechnology 4) The AMIGA project, “Assessing and Monitoring the Impacts of Genetically modified plants (GMPs) on Agro-ecosystems”, is an EU project which is ongoing in a number of European countries, including Ireland. This project aims … Continue reading

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MSc in Organic Horticulture – an inspiring year

Elaine McKeogh, a graduate of the MSc Organic Horticulture writes about her year at UCC:  My year spent studying for an MSc in Organic Horticulture is now  complete, with the graduation ceremony held in UCC recently. It was a fantastic … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 4: Monchique (by Ciara Beausang)

Saturday brought with it a change of scenery and an entirely new perspective on landscapes in the Algarve for 45 third year BEES students. We travelled from the sea at Alvor,  ascending the hills and mountains of Monchique, to Mt Foia at … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 2: HABITAT MAPPING (by Enya O’Reilly)

I can’t remember the last time I checked the forecast so often willing the weather to change and luckily it did not disappoint. Within 2 hours of landing in the Salgados, the sun burst through the cloud leaving us with … Continue reading

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Algarve Field Course (Part 2)

You can see the first part of the 2013 Algarve Blog here. Greetings from the Algarve! Day 2 saw us spending the day at the Salgados sand dunes carrying out habitat surveys and mapping. A haven for avid bird watchers … Continue reading

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The Burren Fieldtrip: A lesson in Conservation and Landscape Management

by Ailbhe Murphy It was once said of the Burren, by one of Cromwell’s generals, that it was a place with, “not water enough to drown a man, wood enough to hang one, or earth enough to bury him”.  (Obviously … Continue reading

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Why we need Plant Scientists

The work of Plant Scientists is crucial to our long-term survival, according to a hard-hitting letter by an international group of botanists and crop scientists published this week. by Eoin Lettice After an online consultation, the authors have drawn up … Continue reading

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