Humour me…

Image: Wikimedia Commons.

Image: Wikimedia Commons.

Many of the Ancients believed that all things were com­posed of four ‘ele­ments’ – earth, fire, air and water. Although we gen­er­ally ‘believe’ dif­fer­ently today (after all, we’ve dis­covered ele­ments com­posed of pro­tons, neut­rons, elec­trons, etc), that quar­tet still exerts a pro­found influ­ence on plant life. So, over my next few posts there fol­lows a modern-day take on that ancient theme.

Nigel Chaffey. ORCID 0000-0002-4231-9082

Nigel is a botanist and full-time academic at Bath Spa University (Bath, near Bristol, UK). As News Editor for the Annals of Botany he contributes the monthly Plant Cuttings column to that august international botanical organ. His main goal is to inform (hopefully, in an educational, and entertaining way...) about plants and plant-people interactions.

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