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A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact






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Event Report: Through the Laboratory Keyhole.

21 September 2021

On Thursday 16th October our ‘Through the Laboratory Keyhole’ on-line event took place, as part of the Open Cambridge Festival. Viewers were treated to a privileged behind-the-scenes peek at four research projects in the Department of Plant Sciences. Hosted by Professor Howard Griffiths, it included three specially-made...

European lakes potential hotspots of microplastic pollution

16 September 2021

A study published today in the journal PLOS Biology suggests that human activity and land use in areas surrounding lakes drive significant microplastic pollution in lake water. Researchers, led by Dr Andrew Tanentzap in the University of Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences, found that the concentration of...

Going up: birds and mammals evolve faster if their home is rising

2 September 2021

The rise and fall of Earth’s land surface over the last three million years shaped the evolution of birds and mammals, a new study has found, with new species evolving at higher rates where the land has risen most. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have combined reconstructions of the Earth’s changing surface...

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CambPlants is an umbrella organisation for those involved in plant-related research at the University of Cambridge, and the point of contact for external interested parties. We provide support for impact and translation activities – be that public engagement, industry collaboration, or informing policy. We help build relationships within the University, facilitate new interdisciplinary collaborations, and assist with engaging with industry. Please contact us if you would like to be included on our mailing list. We will keep you updated about future CambPlants Hub events, and will store your data in a secure University of Cambridge location. We will only contact you as needed.