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UCL academics elected to British Academy

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Four members of the UCL community have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their outstanding research.

Buried alive: Aquatic plants survive in ‘ghost ponds’ under agricultural fields

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Aquatic plants in ‘ghost ponds’ are able to survive more than 100 years buried beneath cropped agricultural fields, according to new UCL research.

Documenting the human domestication of seeds from 2000BC

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The rate of evolution of seed coat thinning, a major marker of crop domestication from archaeological remains, has been documented for the first time by UCL scientists using the UK’s synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source.

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