Raquel, who is a visiting postdoc with the group was invited to present some of her work to the Science Research Group at the Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh last week.
She discussed her work on developing a deeper understanding of what we mean when we say a plant is rare. The aim of her project is improve our understanding of ecology and to make better species conservation decisions. It does this by explicitly acknowledging the data gaps that exist and producing a more finely tuned assessment of rarity for each taxon.
For more information about Raquel’s presentation, see the RBGE blog