Popular science writing

My science writing is online on my former blog, My Growing Passion. These are some of my favourite pieces.

The Evolution of Chloroplasts: endosymbiosis and horizontal gene transfer.
Winner of the 2010 3 Quarks Daily's Charm Quark Prize in Science, judged by Richard Dawkins. 

When Plants Parasitise Fungi: myco-heterotrophy

Saltmarsh: regeneration of an endangered habitat

Peacock Carpenter Bee

My nature photography can be found on Flickr

 I was sitting at my desk, writing a paper on the flux between parasitism and mutualism in symbiotic species and found this leech creeping across the research I was reading. It had been carried in on my clothes from our leech-ridden garden.  The serendipity was perfect. 

I was sitting at my desk, writing a paper on the flux between parasitism and mutualism in symbiotic species and found this leech creeping across the research I was reading. It had been carried in on my clothes from our leech-ridden garden.

The serendipity was perfect.