Tag Archives: Jeff Saarela

Botanist reveals his favourite grass

While Canadian news stories swirl around weed, Jeff Saarela reveals his favourite grass. (Hint: It’s Canadian homegrown.) Continue reading

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World’s largest botany conference: “Care for Plants, Care for our Future”

What’s big, green and full of plant scientists? The International Botanical Congress, of course! This past July, in Shenzen, China, three Museum of Nature botany researchers gathered with 7000 others at the world’s largest gathering of plant scientists. Read museum researcher Jeff Saarela’s behind-the-scenes account. Continue reading

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Arctic Field Trip: Ice in July Makes for Resourceful Researchers

In mid-July, ice was still blocking access to the 30 islands in Nunavut where botanist Jeff Saarela and his team wanted to do some fieldwork. Read his story. Continue reading

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Arctic Field Trip: Studying Flora and Eider Ducks

Unexplored by botanists: Our researchers are off to collect specimens from remote Arctic islands. Continue reading

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Arctic Change 2014: Sharing Our New Knowledge with the World

Museum researchers joined the 1200 delegates of this vast conference to share their findings on diatoms, phytoplankton, algae and Arctic plants Continue reading

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