A 300 million year battle sets the scene for Christmas

When settling down to enjoy the festive season, why not consider watching the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures, this year delivered by Professor Sue Hartley, Professor of Ecology at the University of Sussex and Chair of the British Ecological Society’s Publications Committee. Sue will explore 300 million years in the evolution of plants, from the development of ever more ways to defend themselves from predators and attack their enemies, to their uses by humans as sources of food, fibre and pharmaceuticals. The lectures promise to reveal plants as you’ve never seen them before!

Broadcasts of the lectures begin tonight at 7pm on More 4 and continue all week.

The BES Policy Team wish all BES members and readers of the blog a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.