The Wright Smith Lecture given by Dr Pete Hollingsworth, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Titled: Genetics, biodiversity, conservation. Please not this talk will be in the David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh.
Lecture: Bonnie Purple Heather, by Dr Edith Cormack. In association with the St Andrews Botanic Garden Friends.
For any queries about this lecture, please contact Professor R. M. M. Crawford, Plant Sciences Laboratory, Harold Mitchell Building, University of St Andrews, email: mmc [ @ ] st-and.ac.uk.
Lecturettes and Christmas party. Mulled wine, mince pies and a number of short lecturettes presented by younger BSS members.
A social occasion featuring a miscellany of talks from young botanists:
Dr Jane Droop: – Christmas spices – but what are they botanically
Catherine Kwella: – Forest gardens
Niamh Britton: – Phestive phytoplasmas
Lecture: Montane Willows and their Conservation, given by Richard Marriot, Stonehaven. Jointly with the Botanical Section of the Perthshire Society of Natural Science.
Lecture: Bulbs in the Garden by Ian Young of the Scottish Rock Garden Club. In association with the St Andrews Botanic Garden Friends.
Lecture by Brian Coppins entitled: Atlantic hazel: Scotland’s special woodlands.
Tea, coffee and biscuits, will be available from 4.45 p.m.
Lecture: Seabird islands in a climate of change. Given by Dr Rene van der Wal, University of Aberdeen. Jointly with the Dundee Naturalists Society.
Lecture: Gardens for Wildlife and Gardeners, given by Lesley Watson and Dougal Philip, New Hopetoun Gardens. In association with the St Andrews Botanic Garden Friends.
Lecture by Dr Adam Price, University of Aberdeen entitled: Genetic mapping in rice: Where has 20 years got us and what's new?
Tea, coffee and biscuits, will be available from 5.00 p.m.
Lecture: "How can science allow us to close the gap between food security and other ecosystem services?" Professor Guy Poppy, of the University of Southampton.
In Aberdeen, BSS members are invited to attend the seminars at the Institute of Biology and Environmental Science (IBES) at the University of Aberdeen.
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