The importance of Biodiversity. Mankind (single species) versus nature (biomes, ecosystems, biodiversity, communities and populations of multiple species); is it a winner-takes-all contest or can we live in sustainable harmony?

Background The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio led to three Conventions a year later on Climate Change, Biological Diversity and Desertification Prevention (UN). Biodiversity can be defined as the variety …

Seed Sowing Galore!

The gardens are beginning to buzz as they slowly are bursting with new life.  Signs of springs such as frog spawn, bumble bees and yellow daffodils is a sure sign …

Bounty on the Beach

Having just joined the Transition team, I am enjoying getting to grips with the seemingly infinite diversity of strands of work that we do. Last week’s University of St Andrews …