COVID-19 forced many academics to teach remotely; for field botany this required a complete rethink of how such a course could be taught.
Plant identification apps are now widely available for smartphones but can we trust them for research and nature conservation purposes?
Can smartphone apps successfully identify British native flora?
It’s hard for students to do their own thing on an introductory course, when you have an intake of hundreds. The easy way is to rely on lectures, but at the Université catholique de Louvain, they do things differently.
Ian Street finds your phone is getting ever more powerful, with a species recognition app.