Reach For The Sun.

Go for the sun. It’s a prime directive for most plants on Earth. Gather enough light to drive carbon dioxide, an atmospheric gas, into sugars to fuel growth. The rest of the needed ingredients to build a plant come from underground and the roots. To build more roots, however, photosynthesis has to happen. Go for … More Reach For The Sun.

SciLogs.com US is shutting down…Quiet Branches Will Continue Where it Started.

So SciLogs is shutting down. Meaning that The Quiet Branches Home will be here for the forseeable future. In a way, it’s good to only have one place I need to post things. So look for more plant science writing here in the future and follow along here- Ian Street, Writer, Editor, all things Quiet … More SciLogs.com US is shutting down…Quiet Branches Will Continue Where it Started.

Brexit, Science policy, and Unintended Consequences of Trading Lemons.

If you’re a plant scientist in the UK or EU (or a scientist of any kind), please do use the comments section below to talk about what Brexit might mean for you and your career. This post can serve as a repository of accounts about how policies impact STEM and vice-versa. Though the precise nature … More Brexit, Science policy, and Unintended Consequences of Trading Lemons.