Lectures

Caryophyllales: Unusual adaptations to extreme environments

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Sam Brockington - University of Cambridge

Date

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 18:00

The plant order Caryophyllales are well recognised for survival in extreme environments, including the evolution of Cactaceae in deserts,


Lecture in St Andrews: Natural Capital

Location

University of St Andrews

Leaders

Professor Rosemary Hails, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford

Date

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 19:30

This lecture is held jointly with the Friends of St Andrews Botanic Garden.


Lecture: Non-native plants in Scotland: does current action match the risk?

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Robin Payne

Date

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 18:00

Concerns about the impact of non-native plant species have hit the headlines in recent years.


Lecture: Genetics of Scots Pine and its associated species

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Joan Cottrell

Date

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 18:00

Informed conservation of Scots pine at a European and a Scottish scale


Portals & Apps: Exploring the Future of Environmental Science

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Philip Taylor

Date

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 18:00

It's 2050 and drones are busy whizzing around the earth recording and analysing every plant and animal on the ground. Well, maybe...


The Flora of Angus

Location

Dalhousie Building, Lecture Theatre 2, University of Dundee

Leaders

Dr Theo Loizou

Date

Tue, 22/11/2016 - 19:30

Dr Theo Loizou will present a lecture on the flora of Angus. This lecture is joint with the Dundee Naturalists' Society


The Endemic Flora of Chile

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Martin Gardner

Date

Thu, 17/11/2016 - 18:00

Martin Gardner, RBGE, will tell us about the endemic flora of Chile.


Lecture at Perth Museum: Wild Plants in Wild Places - Botanising on Ben Lawers and Glencoe

Location

Perth Museum Library

Leaders

Dan Watson, Killin

Date

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 19:30

Wild Plants in Wild Places - Botanising on Ben Lawers and Glencoe. This is a joint lecture with the Perth Society of Natural Science. The lecture will be held in the Library Room in Perth Museum and Art Gallery at 7.30 pm, with tea and coffee after the lecture.


Observations on the botany of towns and cities by London's ecologist

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Professor David Goode

Date

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 18:00

Award-winning ecologist and author David Goode has an international reputation for his work on urban ecology and was at the heart of biodiversity issues in London for many years as Director of the London Ecology Unit and Head of Environment at the Greater London Authority.


First Autumn Lecture ... Tropical trees: their taxonomy and conservation; Sapotaceae - a case study

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Peter Wilkie

Date

Thu, 29/09/2016 - 18:00

Malesia is a distinct floristic region composed of 7 countries (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore and Timor-Leste). The region has some of the highest levels of plant diversity on Earth but also some of the most threatened. This lecture will celebrate the plant diversity of the region in particular the family Sapotaceae.


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