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Project Manager, SeasonWatch

Date & Time

Sunday Sun, 19 Jul 2020

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Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

Do you think plants are just some green things that stand around, doing nothing all day, except sway a bit in the wind, and produce a bit of oxygen when the sun is shining? The history of these seemingly boring organisms says a different thing altogether – they have brought about mighty changes in the climate of the earth, lived through the rearrangement of the jigsaw puzzle of continents, witnessed the extinction of non-avian dinosaurs, formed alliances with creatures of all shapes and forms, and made life what it is today. In the present day, flowering plants can help us keep a record of how the climate is changing in front of our very eyes! Join me to know more about these fabulous photosynthesizers, and how you can contribute to understanding climate change by observing them!

In collaboration with Nature Conservation Foundation and SeasonWatch.

About SeasonWatch:

SeasonWatch is an India-wide program that studies the changing seasons by monitoring the seasonal cycles of flowering, fruiting and leaf-flush of common trees. Anybody – children and adults, interested in trees and in the rapidly changing climate can participate. It’s very easy!

Some resources:

Books/Fieldguides:
Online repositories of plants:
Online herbaria: 
Flora of Peninsular India: IISc’s online¬†herbarium
Video:
About SeasonWatch:

Speakers

Geetha Ramaswami

Project Manager, SeasonWatch

Dr Geetha Ramaswami is Project Manager at SeasonWatch, an pan-India citizen science initiative tracking seasonality in the leafing, flowering and fruiting of common trees