Update: North Sulawesi Fieldwork, continued...

Update: North Sulawesi Fieldwork, continued…

Following the recent fieldwork update from Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park, this report comes from the Gunung Ambang Nature Reserve, part of complex of volcanoes in the Bolaang Mongondow and East Bolaang Mongondow regencies of North Sulawesi. The nature reserve, named after one of the active volcanoes within, comprises an area of approximately 8,600 hectares. […]

Scotland the Bread

Scotland the Bread

This year the Edible Gardening team has been taking part in project called ‘Scotland the Bread’. The majority of the bread we eat in Scotland is made from imported wheat (the wheat that is grown in Scotland usually goes to animal feed). ‘Scotland the Bread’ aims to produce better quality home grown wheat for bread […]

Destination Borneo: N 1̊ 12’ 33”, E 117 ̊ 18’ 22”

Destination Borneo: N 1̊ 12’ 33”, E 117 ̊ 18’ 22”

With one week to go before heading off to Indonesia, I have the necessary paper work and permissions and it just leaves some packing to be done before flying to Jakarta to meet my counterpart, Prima Hutabarat, from Bogor Botanic Garden. It is then just a quick flight to Borneo and then straight into the […]

Long's Marchantia

Long’s Marchantia

Formerly the head of our Cryptogam section, and currently an extremely active RBGE Research Associate, David Long is well known and respected for his botanical work in the Himalayas, and for his bryological research. He has collected a huge number of taxonomically and phylogenetically interesting bryophytes on numerous plant collecting expeditions, collaborating with researchers around […]