Author - Alun Salt

Buttercups. Photo (cc) Marilyn Peddle.

How old is my meadow?

I was a bit fed up after hearing the UK government announce further cutbacks to the science budget today, so I thought I’d delve into the recent Free Access issue of Annals of Botany from Sept 2009 to see...

Shocked, and I can't say I blame her.

Don’t Be So Cerebral?

I’m following my introduction to Don’t Be Such a Scientist with a look at the first chapter of the book. It opens with Randy Olson’s four organs model of communication based on the Head, Heart, Gut and...