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Category Archives: PhD research
Having had another wonderful week in Eger, Hungary I am once again refreshed and revitalised in the world of powdery mildew.
August is the month of the Powdery Mildew Summer School! Like last year, I will be travelling to Hungary, more specifically the town of Eger (140km east of the capital Budapest), for another master class on many aspects of this … Continue reading
Plants can be infected with a wide array of different diseases. Some of these can easily be misidentified; and this has become evident in the 2015 Powdery Mildew Survey. Powdery mildews are just one of handfuls of different white structures on the … Continue reading
Following the powdery mildew baseline review and promises of a ‘most wanted list‘, I thought it important to collate a list of host plants recorded to harbour this fungal pest here in the UK.
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 … Continue reading
The expertly filmed and edited videos of the Reading Science Slam 2015 are now available to view online! Take a minute, or eight, to have a watch, learn something new, have fun, and comment:
Thursday 26th March saw the first of two consecutive workshops on the identification of Eyebrights (the genus Euphrasia) led by Chris Metherell, the UK Botanical Society of the British Isles expert on the genus and hosted at the University of … Continue reading
At 7pm on Saturday 21 March 2015, South Street Arts Centre, Reading hosted the second Reading Science Slam as part of British Science Week. Ben Littlefield provided a warm up with his ‘Light Fantastic’ presentation and then five University of … Continue reading
Saturday sees the second annual Science Slam taking place at South Street Theatre in Reading.