James is a PhD student at Queen Mary University of London. He is interested in conservation and population genetics with a focus on woody plants. His current research seeks to understand the decline of Dwarf Birch in the Scottish Highlands due to habitat fragmentation, climate change and population genetic processes.
James also has extensive field experience on biodiversity research expeditions around the world, from the deserts of Arabia, to the Amazon rainforests. He founded the social enterprise Discover Conservation, and is passionate about citizen science and public engagement. James also speaks regularly to a variety of audiences across the UK.
For more information, please visit www.jamesborrell.com
In the past week youve probably eaten crops that wouldnt exist in nature, or that have evolved extra genes to reach freakish sizes. Youve probably eaten cloned food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were...