Plants and Pipettes

Tegan and Joram explore the world of molecular plant research. How to plants sense their environment? What controls their metabolism? How do they store energy? Come along to an excursion into the very cells of all green things!


episode 81: I am kind of a time traveller – with Aly Baumgartner

We’re super happy to have a special guest with us this week. Aly Baumgartner is a paleontologist with a specialty in paleobotany. With her, we talk about how to find plant fossils, how to analyse them and so much more about the fascinating world of plant based paleontology. 

  • Aly’s first author paper we mention on the show 
  • The cool 80s collab paper we mention
  • Plumology (FEATHERS) with Dr. Allison Shultz — alie ward 
  • Rahab N Kinyanjui, on twitter @rkinyanji
  • Phytoliths on Plants and Pipettes Instagram
  • A truckload of fossils on Aly’s instagram
  • Aly on instagram
  • Aly on twitter
  • Aly on YouTube
  • What is a Herbarium? | A New Way to Museum
  • What is a Fruit? | A New Way to Museum

Thanks again to Dr. Aly Baumgartner for taking the time to talk to us about paleobotany.

Check out the new episode of the Plant Book Club!

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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

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