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Nigel Chaffey

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https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/our-people/nigel-chaffey/
Nigel is a botanist and was a full-time academic at Bath Spa University (Bath, near Bristol, UK) until 31st July, 2019. As News Editor for the Annals of Botany he contributed the monthly Plant Cuttings column to that august international botanical organ (until March 2019). He remains a botanist and is now a freelance plant science communicator who continues to share his Cuttingsesque items with a plant-curious audience. In that guise his main goal is to inform (hopefully, in an educational, and entertaining way...) about plants and plant-people interactions.

When plants go to war!

Plants go to war: A botanical history of World War II by Judith Sumner, 2019. McFarland & Co.

Cyanobacteria: Good week, or bad week..? Part IV

This is the last of our quartet of blog posts looking at the newsworthy world of the blue-greens, and looks at those...

Cyanobacteria: Good week, or bad week..? Part III

This is the third of our quartet of posts looking at the newsworthy world of the blue-greens. Image:...

Cyanobacteria: Good week, or bad week..? Part II

Continuing our look at the newsworthy world of the blue-greens. Image: NASA Earth Observatory/ Wikipedia

Cyanobacteria: Good week, or bad week..? Part I

This is the first of what is hoped to be a series in which Mr P. Cuttings looks at a group of...

What real people think about plants

Vickery’s Folk Flora: An A-Z of the Folklore and Uses of British and Irish Plants by Roy Vickery, 2019. Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Ancient botany for the 21st century

Vergil's Green Thoughts: Plants, Humans, and the Divine by Rebecca Armstrong, 2019. Oxford University Press.

The extraordinary story of an ‘ordinary’ fruit…

The Extraordinary Story of the Apple by Barrie E. Juniper and David J. Mabberley 2019. Kew Publishing.

When broomcorn millet swept along the Silk Road…

Fruit from the sands: The Silk Road origins of the food we eat by Robert N Spengler III, 2019. University of California...

Tackling plant blindness: Botany by stealth…

School lessons devoted to plants may be off-putting to those students who are already plant-averse. So, why not smuggle bits of plant information into lessons on topics as diverse as Geography, History, Art & Design, and Computing to show how relevant plants are?

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