Wednesday, December 16, 2015

There are some things that you never get to hear about: The Botany Bake Off

There are some things that you never get to hear about.  The Botany Department at Trinity College is currently having a bake off competition inspired by the BBC TV series the Great British Bake Off.

 


One fascinating entry was this lovely chocolate cake of a pine stump.  Why?  Well it represents Botany PhD student Alwynne McGeever’s work studying fossil tree stumps and pollen grains to uncover when pine populations were rising and declining throughout Europe over the last 10,000 years.  It was presented at a recent departmental coffee break in the library and it tasted as beautiful as it looked.  Now you wish you did Plant Sciences at Trinity College Dublin!

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