My 41 Life Lessons: #5   Have a plan for achieving your goals– Your plan should enumerate your baseline (where am I now?), path to achieving each goal (roadmap, route, and resources), and plans for setbacks and obstacles.
Mohammed Armani

Welcome to my site. I am Mohammed Armani, a Plant Ecologist, a Lecturer at KNUST, and a Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS), Yale University.

I study how plants adapt to disturbance (such as fire, herbivory, and drought) and how plant functional traits (PFTs) influence species performance across tropical plant communities (forest, savanna, grasslands). I employ both field-based and common garden experimental approaches.

But I am not only about research! I aspire to make a difference by providing resources that help students to make the best use of their time before, during, and after college/University (see more under the “Schoolent” page). Under the “Wosotree” (Wise and Ancient Wisdom of Trees) page, I teach many useful life lessons/skills based on our current understanding of the functioning of trees.

Black in Nature: But which Black?

Last week, the world celebrated Black in Nature. Twitter was lit with the #BlackinNature, #BlackBirdersWeek, #BlackAfindSTEM and #BlackAndSTEM hashtags. This important activity highlighted the interests, and experiences of black and other people of colour (POC) in...