Tag Archives: Plants and Algae

Blackflies, begone! Studying the plants of northern Ontario’s peatlands.

Botanist Jennifer Doubt returned to a field camp this summer for an environmental survey of plant diversity. Continue reading

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Research Ignites!

In five minutes and 20 slides plus a dash of humour, museum researchers spark our interest in their work. Continue reading

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Backyard Biodiversity: Exploring the Museum’s Outdoor Habitats

Who knew? From wet forest to a meadow and a pond, diversity abounds around the museum’s research facility. Continue reading

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Field Work

One of my favourite museum quotes is, “museums are organisms that ingest but do not excrete”, and is from noted museum professional Suzanne Keene. The implication is that museums are actively gobbling up specimens to the collection vaults and are … Continue reading

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Small but Mighty . . . Microbes

Water is essential for life so is one of the important clues when searching for life on any planet. Except for heavily processed drinking water, you can find signs of life in nearly every drop of water on Earth; diatoms, … Continue reading

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Sowing Seeds

Scientists are champions at formulating and answering questions, and the scientific method is a diligent, orderly way to do just that. In the process, data is generated using the most appropriate methods, a foundation of knowledge emerges, and refined information … Continue reading

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Space Moss

There are legends and tall tales in all parts of life, so it is not surprising that the world of botany has its share. They say that you can find your way through the woods by noting the growth of … Continue reading

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