Author Archives: Shahana G

The Role of Seed Banks in Habitat Restoration and Recovery

Plants are the primary producers of the ecosystems on Earth. However, the alarming decline in plant diversity due to wide scale destruction of natural habitats had initiated conservationists, researchers, and scientists to study plant restoration and recovery extensively (Schoen and … Continue reading

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Rafflesia arnoldii, the world’s largest flower

You’d think that a plant called the “stinking corpse lily” would not be too pleasant to look at. However, this flower is aesthetically alluring. The troublesome element of Rafflesia arnoldii is their smell, which is similar to that of decaying … Continue reading

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The Nastic Movements of Mimosa pudica

Back in September, I quoted a tweet by AsapSCIENCE that displayed the rapid plant movement of the Mimosa pudica, also known as the “sensitive plant”. I decided to look into these “sensitive plants” a little more, and found that their … Continue reading

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The Art of Botanical Architecture

There are a number of buildings that catch our eye as we’re driving down the highway, or walking through downtown Toronto, but a German design group has taken building architecture to a whole new level. Professor Gerd de Bruyn of … Continue reading

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I’d make a rabbit joke, but no one would carrot all.

               This summer, I adopted a two year old Polish Dwarf rabbit from Whitby Animal Services. Now, I would love to sit here and tell you that my family and I had been planning for months to go out and … Continue reading

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