Ecologists find that while birds can scatter seeds, sometimes they take their treasures too far to aid a plant.
In urban areas, gardens and parks can provide green oases among the concrete, and birds are adapted to fly in and settle in these areas. But not all green spaces are the same.
Birches may have developed white bark to warn herbivores that they’re not good to eat.
Fragrances produced by plants are excellent for attracting pollinators, but how do they prevent unwanted guests from arriving?
An examination of herbarium records has helped track the dynamics of plant invasions.
Camera traps show that it’s not missing pollinators that leave an Australian shrub critically endangered.
Scientists find that reducing fertilizer input to a field can help plants call for assistance when fighting off herbivores.
Plants regularly have unprotected sex. How do they avoid unwanted infections?
A top-quality pillow is essential for a good night’s sleep, but what pillow do you need for the longest sleep? A study of pillows in Polish graves shows that Catholics and Protestants had different ideas.
Bees may be using their sense of smell to detect and avoid stressed plants.
Chinese researchers find that similar plants can gain a big competitive advantage by partnering with the right fungi.
French researchers used ‘resurrection ecology’ to compare 2012 pansies with plants from twenty years earlier to see the evolutionary changes in the flowers over time.
Two recent papers take different approaches to the potentially disastrous consequences of loading the stratosphere with ash but combined, they act as a warning for the fragility of food security.
Surveys of Janggun wetland in South Korea have found some parts have no carnivorous plants, but a study of the seed bank shows that they have the potential to return if the wetland is managed correctly.