Opportunistic Lifestyles of Plants & the WW1 Battlefields Spoken Word

Opportunistic Lifestyles of Plants & the WW1 Battlefields

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Opportunistic Lifestyles of Plants & the WW1 Battlefields    

Zoology Lecture Theatre, Zoology Building, University of Aberdeen  

Tickets are available at the Festival Box Office, which is located in King’s College Conference Centre at the University of Aberdeen (Some performances could be limited) 

Why were theWW1 battlefields covered in poppies and not buttercups? Plant ecologist, Dr Clare Trinder looks at why plants grow in different places. This talk examines the different lifestyles of plants and what enabled the field poppy to colonise battlefields and become the poignant symbol of war and remembrance. Chaired by David Atkinson, Chair of the Friends of the Cruickshank Botanic Garden.


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