WSBEorchids

Research in Sikkim

While in the Sikkim Himalayas I conducted a research project into orchid diversity with altitude. The results are due to be published, as well as being on display at the RHS London Orchid Show in 2010. Below is a pre-publishing preview. Investigating orchid populations across the sikkim himalaya This research links orchid migration observed in […]

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Global Warming

One of the major contributing factors to the extinction of orchid species is Global warming. Many orchids are happy when in a very narrow temperature band (as many of you will have witnessed when growing orchids at home). In many mountainous regions such as the Sikkim Himalayas, this temperature is achieved by altitude – the […]

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Blog Action Day

Tomorrow (Thursday 15th October) is Blog Action Day 2009, where bloggers across the world unite to blog about one issue: Climate Change. This is an issue that affects us all, but particularly the world of plants and orchids. Orchid populations can be used to prove global warming, and climate change can be held responsible for […]

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More on South Africa

Partly because of the 2 year anniversary of our expedition to South Africa and partly because it’s on my to-do list, I’ve compiled a page of all the material including photos and press releases of our Cape Town project, both past present and future. Expect more pages popping up over the next few months as […]

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