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From Jo's photo mojo - I love this! If I become a teacher, I will do this for my classes

From Jo's photo mojo - I love this! If I become a teacher, I will do this for my classes

Recently my good friend and long-time colleague Dr Peter Barlow passed away. Peter was one of the true greats of botany and his contributions to many different aspects of plant biology are numerous important and often seminal. It must be left to others to assess his true contribution to botany in particular and biology more generally but Id like to share some reflections on Peter as a man as well as a scientist. Although my collaboration and working association with Peter lasted for only…

Recently my good friend and long-time colleague Dr Peter Barlow passed away. Peter was one of the true greats of botany and his contributions to many different aspects of plant biology are numerous important and often seminal. It must be left to others to assess his true contribution to botany in particular and biology more generally but Id like to share some reflections on Peter as a man as well as a scientist. Although my collaboration and working association with Peter lasted for only…

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Valor Awards Ceremony (My love receiving his medal)

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Valor Awards Ceremony (My love receiving his medal)

Dancing outside the classroom in 6th grade pretending to shoot music videos. Some would call it lame. I prefer to think of it as an exercise in developing a taste for all things Swedish. Without AoB, how would I have come to love IKEA? Or H?

Dancing outside the classroom in 6th grade pretending to shoot music videos. Some would call it lame. I prefer to think of it as an exercise in developing a taste for all things Swedish. Without AoB, how would I have come to love IKEA? Or H?

Theres a thought-provoking essay in Conservation Biology by Hall et al. The city as a refuge for insect pollinators. The authors say that while theres a lot of conservation outreach in cities theres less actual conservation. The cities are where people are educated or energised to support conservation efforts but the conservation happens elsewhere. If you take the view that youre not going to find nature among the concrete that makes sense but research shows thats not the case.  Not the only…

Theres a thought-provoking essay in Conservation Biology by Hall et al. The city as a refuge for insect pollinators. The authors say that while theres a lot of conservation outreach in cities theres less actual conservation. The cities are where people are educated or energised to support conservation efforts but the conservation happens elsewhere. If you take the view that youre not going to find nature among the concrete that makes sense but research shows thats not the case. Not the only…

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