Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Dr Clifford Evans passes away

It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Dr Clifford Evans, a former stalwart of the Botany School from 1937 to 1979, and reported by St John's on the 22nd September as follows:

Dr George Clifford Evans, M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D., Fellow of St John's College 1938-2006, sometime Bursar in Charge of College Buildings, and Emeritus Reader in Experimental Ecology, died on 12 September 2006, aged 93 years.
His reputation was founded on highly original work on light interception in forest understories and the pioneering the use fisheye lens photography to characterise sunflecks. His book, Quantitative analysis of Plant Growth (1972) brought widespread recognition to rigorous methods required for growth analysis, a long standing Departmental tradition.

The funeral was on Monday October 2nd at St Peter's Church, Coton.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

What Makes Nature's Clock Tick

What Makes Nature's Clocks Tick (a Daily Telegraph article)
Dr Alex Webb is part of a European project to delve into nature's clock

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Some bumblebees like it hot

Some bumblebees like it hot
Bumblebees prefer warmer flowers and can learn to use colour to predict floral temperature before landing, a new study reports.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

National Fellowship for outstanding contribution

Dr Keith Johnstone, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Plant Sciences, has won a national award for his part in improving teaching and learning across the biological sciences at the University of Cambridge.
More information here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Dr Max Walters passes away

There is to be a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Dr Max Walters at Grantchester Parish Church on Sat 3 June 2006 at 2.30 pm. All are welcome.
Obituary by Professor Peter Grubb for the Guardian.