Flora of the Rare, Indigenous, or Arctic Kind

320px-erigeron_trifidus_1

Download this episode now.

How Arctic Plants Adapt

Terra Informer Julianne Hayes explains how arctic plants adapt to a warming tundra.

Maintaining the Biodiversity of Alberta’s plants

We all know that even now species are going extinct at an alarming rate. Tasmia Nishat met with Jenine Pederson, a Master’s student in Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta, to talk about her research on preventing the loss of biodiversity. Jenine studies rare plants, and looks at how we can save them from the most devastating effects of climate change.

ID Cards for Plants

Have you ever wondered about which plants are indigenous to the area you are living in?  What are the different uses for the plant and what are the plant’s names?  What has contributed to the dwindling of indigenous species of plants in some areas and what are the impacts?  Terra Informa’s Annie Banks asked John Bradley Williams and Jennifer McMullen to tell us about a set of Indigenous plant identification cards that they’ve created.  The cards help readers identify plants on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of Vancouver Island.  John Bradley and Jen describe the cards and the ideas behind their creation.

Image Credit: Ghislain118 on Wikipedia

Download program log here.
Advertisements

Join the discussion

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s