Botanical Conversations: the Science and Beauty of Plants
Plants form the basis of life on earth. They are vital to our health and well-being as well as being an amazing inspiration for creativity. This stimulating exhibition features highlights from the University's amazing Herbarium collection, stunning botanical teaching charts and beautiful works of art inspired by plants. It describes the history of botany teaching at the University and also showcases some fascinating projects being carried out both here and at the James Hutton Institute, including:
* Researchers in the School of Life Sciences aiming to improve the digestibility of crop wastes.
* The citizen science GROW Observatory at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
* Researchers in the School of Social Sciences studying the effects of El Nino and other climate shocks on tropical forests.
* The Beauty of Roots' paintings by Jean Duncan, artist in residence with the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience, created in collaboration with soil scientists.
* Work by the James Hutton Institute to improve environmental sustainability by promoting legume-based food systems.
* Poetry inspired by the University herbarium curated by English and Creative Writing tutor Heather Yeung.
Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
Promoted By: University of Dundee Museum Services
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