I have been interested in the natural world for as long as I can remember. So, studying Biological Sciences as an undergrad was an easy decision to make! During my late teens and my undergraduate degree I became particularly interested in plant ecology and botany, spending time learning to identify plants. After graduating I spent an inspiring...
I am a population ecologist. I was born and raised in Spain, where I attended the University of Cadiz for my BSc in Environmental Sciences. Further academic education took me to the UK for my MSc and the USA for my PhD, in addition to postdocs in Germany and Australia. My fascination for science started by studying succulent desert plants. I’ve...
Botanic Garden: Chemistry audio tour
Join researchers for a chemistry-based audio tour of the Oxford Botanical Gardens! The lectures discuss a variety of fascinating topics, from photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation, to why ginger smells the way it does and how coffee is decaffeinated. Follow the link below to find out more:
Prof Simon Hiscock is Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum, and a Professor of Botany in the Department of Plant Sciences.
His research focuses on using genetics and genomics to explore the fundamental processes underlying plant reproduction and evolution. He is currently working on the Senecio (ragworts,...
I have been interested in plants since I was little. And later I heard that there is a place called Kew Gardens in England, where a huge collection of plants from all over the world can be found. Since then, I had always dreamed of visiting Kew Gardens, and enjoying her beauty for all four seasons. And that dream finally came true luckily...
Facebook LIVE - all about Mandrakes!
We went live with Dr Chris Thorogood, from the ...
Information on games, trails, jokes and crafts from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History's Learning Zone
Here, you'll find all kinds of interactive activities provided by the Oxford Museum of Natural History:
Oxford Botanic Garden lectures: GM, food security, pharmaceuticals and more.
A series of 12 lectures from the Oxford Botanic Garden, with leading academics speaking on a variety of cutting edge topics in plant biology, including GM, food security, and pharmaceuticals.
Should I buy a real or a fake Christmas tree?
It's that time of year - the festive jumpers are going on, the lights are going up, and we're ready to decorate our Christmas trees. But when it comes to choosing your fir, what do you go for - real or fake? Perhaps you have a trusty old family-favourite that comes down from the attic each year? Or maybe going to choose a real tree gets you...
Blogs on Plant Sciences at Oxford
The Department of Plant Sciences have set up a blog which is regularly updated by several PhD students, Professors, and authors. It's full of beautiful pictures and down-to-earth descriptions of their work - check it out!