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Propagating Native Plants: Chile Pequin

Growing Chile Pequin from Wild Seed

What follows is not exactly a ‘how to’ guide because I am weaving this together as I go. It is more like a note to my future self =) 585 more words

Native Plants

Rare Plants on and Around the Domain

An audience of close to 50 people, including students, faculty, and community members, learned about rare plants on and around the Domain yesterday. Tennessee State Botanist Todd Crabtree described key habitats on the South Cumberland Plateau and neighboring Highland Rim where rare and endangered plants are likely to be found. 143 more words

News And Stories

Diogelu Coetiroedd ar gyfer cenedlaethau’r dyfodol

I’r plant a fynychai ysgol Miss Trotter yn Ffordd y Gogledd yn y 1940au, roedd ymweliad gan ei chyfaill J. R. Tolkien yn agoriad llygad gan amlygu apêl y chwareli a oedd wedi bod yn wag ers amser maith uwchben Heol yr Ysbyty lle gallant nawr gogio bod yn hobit go iawn. 400 more words


Preserving Woodlands for future generations

For children attending Miss Trotter’s school in North Road in the 1940s, a visit from her friend J. R. Tolkien was a revelation and enhanced the appeal of the long abandoned quarries above Infirmary road where they could now play at being real hobbits. 380 more words


Meet the lab: Crystal Ernst

This is the first in a series of posts where each Arthropod Ecology lab member can introduce themselves. First up is PhD student Crystal Ernst… 753 more words

Laboratory News

Nature Improvement Area Annual Forum 2014 - influencing the future of conservation in England

The Nature Improvement Area (NIA) Annual Forum took place in London yesterday and the Nene Valley NIA was well represented, with five of us from the University of Northampton attending, plus representatives from our partners in the Wildlife Trust, the River Nene Regional Park, the RSPB, and the River Restoration Centre.   1,079 more words


Organic farming and habitat heterogeneity benefit functional diversity

Studies comparing biodiversity in conventional and organic farming systems are many and varied. They have studied different taxa, at different scales, in different landscapes and have done so by comparing a very wide range of different metrics. 518 more words

Research Summary