Transformational Nature

Unlocking the secrets of the natural form, plant intelligence and the ageing process

Venue: Jodrell Laboratory Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Date: 17th May 2016

This inspirational seminar delivered the vision, knowledge and wisdom of four great thinkers. Their brilliance lies in combining fastidious research with artistic sensibility: communicating from the frontiers of their disciplines.

Respectively, these scientists are challenging old paradigms. Collectively, by breaking the boundaries between science and art, they offer a powerful insight into natural processes that could change the way we understand, preserve and manage trees.



Francis Hallé: Botanist and Plant Morphologist

Emeritus Professor of Botany, University of Montpellier


Stefano Mancuso: Plant Neurobiologist

Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology, University of Florence


Monica Gagliano: Plant Cognitive Ecologist

Research Associate Professor & Research Fellow of the Australian Research Council Centre of Evolutionary Biology, University of Western Australia


Howard Thomas: Plant Gerontologist

Emeritus Professor of Biology, Aberystwyth University

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