His worldview was reflected in all his acts. Thomas van der Hammen was, definitively, one of the personalities that most contributed to the progress of sciences in Colombia history. His studies about Andean ecosystems and tropical palynology, are today a reference point to understand the environmental history of South America. He was born in Schiedam, […]Read more "To change the world, van der hammen planted a native forest"
Tropical Rainforest (TR) is, by far, the richest place on Earth with a vast diversity of birds, insects, reptiles and more than 90,000 species of plants. Flowering plants (FP), are the dominant plant type within those tangled forests where they are represented by >95%. They are also the main character in many colombian festivities reminding […]Read more "The Entangled Task of Studying Ancient Forests"
From cave drawings to social media and blogging, communication has consistently fostered our development as a society. History shows us how different materials and methods (ones more effective than others) have been used to communicate our thoughts orally as well as in a non-verbal way. Papyri, telegrams, the radio and even mobile phones and photographs […]Read more "Trends in Science Illustration: Practice Makes Perfect"