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EEF 2019 | 15th EEF – European Ecological Federation Congress

Dawn Sanders

Science communication

Dawn Sanders is an associate professor in biology didactics in the Faculty of Education, Gothenburg University, Sweden. Her most recent research project:

‘Beyond plant blindness: seeing the importance of plants for a sustainable world’

(Dnr 2014-2013) was a three-year cross-disciplinary project funded by the Swedish Research Council. Part of the project resulted in art-based installations in Gothenburg Botanic Garden and the university building in which Dawn works.

Recent publications include a book chapter-“ Seeing Green: The Climbing Other” and an article: “Trapped in Time: Lingering with “plantness”. Dawn trained in both fine art and ecology and her doctoral study considered botanic gardens as environments for learning (Sussex University, UK, Geography dept. 2004). She has developed and run science communication workshops for doctoral science students at the Natural History Museum London, UK for ten years. Dawn currently serves on the editorial board of the journal Plants, People, Planet.

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