Tag - Ecology

Plant Cuttings

Humans are good for forests

You are all forgiven for doing a ‘double-take’ upon reading that headline. Usually it’s all bad news when humans and forests are concerned, so a statement to...

Plant Cuttings

The 21st century Prometheus

The full title of Mary Shelley’s acclaimed 1818 novel “Frankenstein” is “Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus”. Well, fictional frightening-fellow fabricator...

Plant Cuttings

Botany, a load of rubbish?

Caught your attention? No, I’m not about to rubbish Botany, but this item does focus on a particular type of biological ‘rubbish’, leaf-litter.

Plant Cuttings

Plant Science at the leading edge

In aeroplane design, the leading edge is either “the part of the wing that first contacts the air … or … the foremost edge of an airfoil section“. Plants – as...