Biologist
A biologist, or biological scientist, is a scientist who studies living organisms, often in the context of their environment. Biologists involved in fundamental research attempt to explore and further...
How Mold On Space Station Flowers Is Helping Get Us To Mars
What may seem like a failure in systems is actually an exceptional opportunity for scientists back on Earth to better understand how plants grow in microgravity. When Scott Kelly tweeted a picture of ...
Ancient Trees: Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing World’s Oldest Trees
Beth Moon, a photographer based in San Francisco, has been searching for the world’s oldest trees for the past 14 years. She has traveled all around the globe to capture the most magnificent trees tha...
Meet the Genghis Khans of the Plant Kingdom
In human history, certain societies have made it their business to try to take over the world. In plant history, there are species with the same instinct.
Prehistoric Fossil Found In Spain May Be Mythical 'First Flower'
A prehistoric aquatic plant may be the oldest flowering planet ever found, reshaping scientists' understanding of what the earliest ancestors of flowers might have looked like. Monsechia vidalii was a...
Harvard Study: Could Chinese ‘Thunder God Vine’ Plant Be Cure-All For Obesity?
Scientists have been scouring the world in recent decades for all manner of miracle plants that can help people slim down. As the market for weight-loss products and supplements has grown to a multi-b...
Rare African Plant Signals Diamonds Beneath The Soil
There’s diamond under them thar plants. A geologist has discovered a thorny, palmlike plant in Liberia that seems to grow only on top of kimberlite pipes—columns of volcanic rock hundreds of meters ac...
Botany
Botany, also called plant science(s) or plant biology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology. A botanist or plant scientist is a scientist who specializes in this field of study. The te...
Plant sexuality
Plant reproductive morphology is concerned with the physical form and structure (the morphology) of those parts of plants directly or indirectly concerned with sexual reproduction.Among all living org...
Aline Ehrlich
Aline Ehrlich née Buchbinder (26 December 1928 – 5 February 1991) was a freshwater biologist and geologist, recognised for her work on diatoms.Aline was born in Berlin but in 1938 moved with her famil...
Anne McLaren
Dame Anne Laura Dorinthea McLaren, DBE, FRS, FRCOG (26 April 1927 – 7 July 2007) was a leading figure in developmental biology. Her work helped lead to human in vitro fertilisation (IVF). She rec...
Nancy Hopkins (scientist)
Nancy Hopkins, an American molecular biologist, is the Amgen, Inc. Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute...
M. Christine Zink
M. Christine "Chris" Zink DVM, PhD, ACVP, is the director of the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She also holds professorships in the Depa...
Barbara J. Meyer
Barbara J. Meyer is a biologist, noted for her pioneering research on lambda phage, a virus that infects bacteria; discovery of the master control gene involved in sex determination; and studies of ge...
John Walter Guerrier Lund
John Walter Guerrier Lund CBE FRS (27 November 1912 - March 21, 2015) was an English phycologist.
Lund was born in 1912 and was educated at Sedbergh School. He studied for his BSc and MSc at the U...
Ursula Cowgill
Ursula Moser Cowgill (born 9 November 1927) is a biologist and anthropologist who worked for Yale University, Dow Chemical Company and the University of Colorado during the second half of the 20th cen...