Archive for April, 2008

Jill and Ted go down under

The great adventure continues with a trip to Australia for the next month. The main purpose is to go to an ISA Asia PAcific conference in Brisbane but it will be sandwiched between a road trip between Melbourn and Brisbane and after the conference a visit to the big trees of Tasmania. Watch this space in case videos of the trees they meet along the way can be beamed back and uploaded here.  

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What does lungwort tell us about a wood?

Jill and Ted find lungwort – a lichen, on a tree in a French wood near St Dizier in eastern France. This lichen is used as an indicator of important old growth woodland in the UK but this French wood is very clearly a  working wood. Lichenologists will have to tell us what it means in terms of biodiversity.

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