Visits to Kew and Edinburgh

Katy Roucoux and Ian Lawson visited the pollen labs at Kew and Edinburgh in a quest for reference material to help pin down some of the pollen identifications from core QT-2010-1. The team has already compiled a substantial electronic database of pollen morphotypes and the LTFD reference collection is growing. Katy and Ian also discussed … Read more

Visit to the OU

Katy Roucoux, Tim Jones and Ian Lawson visited our project partner Dr Will Gosling at the Open University to discuss the interpretation of our initial pollen data from Quistococha, and to discuss approaches to tropical pollen taxonomy.

Tom Kelly visits Turku

Tom was kindly hosted by our friends at the University of Turku, Finland, where he spent time sampling their herbarium collections of ferns. He also gave a presentation about the project to the Amazon Research Team. Tom is making a special study of fern spore taxonomy as part of his PhD research.

British Ecological Society annual meeting

Tim Jones presented a poster about our NERC project, while Tim Baker, Katy Roucoux and Geertje van der Heijden convened a session on “Understanding the impact of disturbance on plant communities” with invited guest speakers including Prof Hermann Behling (Göttingen) and Prof Frans Bongers (Wageningen).