The Plant Science TREE

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View leading plant scientists talking to a student audience about their research

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Welcome to the Plant Science TREE

View research talks from leading plant scientists and download lecture slides, practicals and movies


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The Plant Science TREE, Tool for Research Engaged Education is an online teaching tool giving access to inspirational educational resources from the research community. View online lectures delivered by leading plant scientists about their research and pitched at a level to engage undergraduate students. Download lecture slides, movies and practicals.
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NEW Translation Initiative in partnership with the Global Plant Council. Translated Spanish, Italian and Portuguese transcripts are now available for several open access lectures. View them also via the TREE (click on 'Lectures' then select language).


The Plants science TREE was developed as part of the Gatsby Plant Science Summer School project to address the decline in student numbers in plant science. The impact of the TREE in engaging a wide student audience with plant science is reported in Levesley et al 2014, New Phytologist. The impact of the Summer Schools in increasing the pipeline of plant science researchers is reported in Levesley et al. The Plant Cell, 2012.

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The Plant science Tree has been highly commended in the 2014 MEDEA awards. The MEDEA awards encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media in education. more What's New

MEDEA Award: Highly Commended