Useful Links

Friends of Weeding the Gems

The GARNet website includes a directory of resources and recent reports on policy, funding and events.

The UK Plant Science Federation is a special interest group at the Society of Biology, and has everything you need to know about plant science, from rice to alfalfa and schools to research institutes. They have a full and up-to-date calendar of plant science events and also a searchable funding page. They also have a blog of their own.

The European Arabidopsis Stock Centre, NASC, provides seed and information resources to the International Arabidopsis Genome Programme and the wider research community.

The Global Plant Council is a coalition of plant and crop science societies from across the globe. It brings plant scientists together to work synergistically toward solutions to the pressing global problems we all face. The GPC blog launched in April 2014.

Anne Osterrieder has a great plant science outreach website,

Plantwise is an initiative, led by CABI, to improve food security and the lives of the rural poor by reducing crop losses. Their blog is full of news, updates, and stories from scientists, agriculturalists and policy makers.

The Society of Biology supports biology of all kinds at all levels, including lobbying parliament for extra science funding and encouraging public engagement with science. Their blog is full of interesting snippets from non-plant scientists and comes highly recommended!


Other useful links

The plant scientist’s handbook: The art of growing plants for experimental purposes: a practical guide for the plant biologist. Poorter et al. (2012) Functional Plant Biology 39:821-838 (open access)

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)

The Arabidopsis Information Portal

The EU TransPlant database


The New Phytologist Trust

Society of Experimental Biology

Sense About Science

European Plant Science Organisation

Biofortified – a blog dedicated to communicating good science about biofortified and GM plant products.

Online PhD – resources and articles for early career researchers

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