Flower Power: applications of forensic botany

2017/11/16 7:30 pm
Location: 
Unitarian Centre 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver (at Oak St), Vancouver, BC
Speaker: 
Rolf Mathewes

This illustrated talk will provide a bit of history of how Rolf became involved in forensics, and then introduce forensic botany as a discipline, as well as some basic principles of how plants have been used to help solve crimes.  Rolf’s focus is to illustrate some real forensic examples, including some local cases on which he has worked.  After about 40 minutes of powerpoint slides, the presentation will conclude with a DVD of  three 5-minute news items from Global TV which ran on 3 consecutive nights, focussing on a high profile local case, and how botany was used to help convict a murderer.

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