Today I was mostly thinking about social media….

Thanks to CQSD and the University of Reading Teaching and Learning Development Fund a group of 26 staff spent the morning swapping ideas on the use of social media in teaching and learning.  You can see what we did on Storify.  A special thanks to James Kieft for coming from Reading College to inspire us all.

@UniofReading A-Team for social media in T&L

@UniofReading A-Team for social media in T&L

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First field trip to Morocco

Jordan at Tizi-n-Tichka, Morocco 2015

Jordan at Tizi-n-Tichka, Morocco 2015

I will focus upon the taxonomy of Narcissus sections Apodanthi and Jonquillae during my PhD project. I started in January and since members of the genus are almost entirely spring flowering, so I had to organise fieldwork rather quickly in order to collect specimens from wild populations during the first season. The two sections I am studying are almost entirely found within the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco. I firstly chose to target those species found within Morocco with only 3 species from the montane section Apodanthi and 1 section Jonquillae species being found there, however this Jonquillae species is autumnal flowering.

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