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People and Plants: Plant detectives by Mark Reed (Fri Apr 18 16:02:52 +0100 2008)

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This video podcast documentary shows the power of plant indicator species to uncover complex stories about environmental change over time. Mark puts together the environmental history of a remote Scotish agricultural landscape from a handful of indicator species, and then investigates how accurate this picture is, interviewing old farmers and uncovering a hand-painted map from the 1830s. For more information including the module handbook, go to: