Julie Peacock is an Associate Professor of Ecology in the School of Geography, University of Leeds. Her discipline interests have focused on plant life histories and how plants have responded to global climate change, carrying out fieldwork both in the UK and the tropics. I am also interested the value of stately home gardens as ecological resources and living libraries of plants. My research also focuses on how students learn outside the classroom, both through fieldwork and work-based learning. Plant Blindness is an issue among students and I’m keen to explore good ways to teach non-specialists plant identification skills.