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Catherine Ross scribbles about ecology and PhD life

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April 2015

Lunchtime ecology at the Fenner School – April 10th

Recently I read David Haskell’s book ‘The Forest Unseen – a year’s watch in nature’. Haskell is a biologist living in Tennessee, and almost every day for a year he visited a single square metre of old-growth forest and described it in great detail as the weather and seasons changed. The book is beautifully written, almost poetically describing the interconnectedness of the ecosystem while capturing the scientific importance and wider implications of his observations.

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Burning Button Wrinkleworts

Fire plays an important role in grasslands and grassy woodlands – but can burning save the Button Wrinklewort?

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