Join Kew Gardens’ talk on forensic botany with experienced consultant and forensic botanist, Dr Mark Spencer.
Since 1871, the Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS) has been running an annual lecture series to boost knowledge of the plant and fungal kingdom.
Mark has worked on various missing person enquiries, murders and other serious crimes.
Plants too can be witnesses to crimes. Their presence in many crime scenes can help an investigator identify a suspect or locate a victim. Even mundane plants such as brambles and nettles can provide valuable insights into when a crime was committed. Fragments of leaves and seeds embedded in soil on the footwear of a suspect can place them at the scene.
In this talk, hear more about one of the more obscure fields of the industry.
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