The programme consists of four consecutive Masterclasses

10:00-10:15 Arrivals, welcome Zoology Building foyer
10:15-10:25 Mini lecture 1: Variation in plants: an overview (Dr Martin Barker | lab)
10:25-10:30 Mini lecture 2: Investigating variation and adaptation in flowers and shoots
(Dr Sarah Woodin | lab)
10:30-11:20 Workshop 1: Investigating variation and adaptation in flowers and shoots
(Dr Sarah Woodin | lab)
The workshop is based on a successful 1st-year undergraduate practical. Participants will explore a wide range of fascinating plant
adaptations and pot their own asexually produced plantlet.
11:20-11:40 Break - Zoology Building Foyer (with refreshments)
11:40-12:45 Workshop 2: Using floral and vegetative attributes to identify plant species
(Dr Louise Page | Cruickshank Botanic Gardens)
Participants will identify plants on a ‘treasure trail’ in the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens. Participants will use a combination of keys,
guides and phone apps, and will evaluate each method.
12:45-13:30 Lunch - Zoology Building Foyer
13:30-13:40 Mini lecture 2: Utilising variation in rice (Prof Adam Price | greenhouse)
13:40-14:45 Workshop 3: Utilising variation in rice (Prof Adam Price | greenhouse)
Participants will (a) observe rice varieties grown under watered/drought conditions, and (b) measure
root length and root/shoot ratios in prepared plant material in this research orientated session.
14:45-15:15 Mini lecture 3: Plant variation captured in the botanical garden and herbarium
(Mark Paterson | Cruickshank Botanical Garden)
15:15-15:30 Conclusion: Putting it all together (Dr Martin Barker | Cruickshank lecture theatre)
For further information please contact Dr Martin Barker, 01224 272697, m.barker@abdn.ac.uk

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