Scientists argue that we won’t be able to protect the natural world, if we’re not training the next generation of botanists with the necessary skills, writes Sebastian Stroud.
Planting urban trees could also plant a seed of conservation in children.
Far from being an oxymoron, an educational intervention shows that urban botany can have tremendous value.
You can help save the planet with a tweet.
Catch up with the blog posts and tweets from the International Botanical Congress in Shenzhen on Tuesday.
Plant science has a central role to play in so many of the global challenges facing the world today, including our future food security, the conservation of biodiversity, sustaining ecosystem services, improving global health and mitigating impacts of global climate change. The UK is internationally recognised for its excellence in plant science, and as such is well positioned to help provide solutions across the range of challenges facing the planet now and in the future.
Is Bloom’s Taxonomy responsible for the severe decline in UK students’ knowledge of field biology skills?
Mnemonics produce the highest retention rates of species identification.