Tag: evolution

A Deeper Look at Tree Mosses; Part I

The following blog posts on moss evolution are written by Diego Sánchez-Ganfornina (early career researcher). Migrations, extinctions, rainforests and climate change: the pressures and situations that led tree…

Dr Neil Bell, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Defining the fundamental units of bryophyte conservation. “As a phylogenetic taxonomist working on bryophytes (mosses, liverworts and hornworts), I feel I have a responsibility to be a tireless…

Professor Dan Haydon, University of Glasgow

Fusing ecology and evolution with animal health. “Academia was never the intended plan,” says Professor Dan Haydon, but after becoming obsessively interested in ecological stability and its relationship…

Dr Helen Senn, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Ensuring the long-term survival of highly threatened species, in Scotland and around the globe. “What gets me out of bed in the morning is the feeling that I…

Professor Anne Magurran, University of St Andrews

Capturing complexity in measures of biodiversity. “My introduction to measuring biodiversity came during my PhD research at the University of Ulster, when I set out to compare ancient…