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Poaceae: He’s singing our song!
This is a public talk given by Dr Jonathan Mitchley, Associate Professor of Field Botany at the University of Reading, who, under his web persona Dr M, composed the Poaceae song! (www.drmgoeswild.com). Grasses are considered difficult to identify but the Poaceae is a very important family globally, and in the UK many grasses are key ecological indicators of site conditions. It is also very satisfying to be able to identify at least common grasses. This talk will include examination of living material and will provide tips for a better understanding of this family of grasses green and wonderful!