Herbivory is a key factor in controlling nitrogen limitation and carbon sequestration by tropical forests affected by climate change.
Mobile and plant-based measurements of fossil fuel CO2 can help quantify decarbonization progress in cities
Cambridge researchers have shown that plants can regulate the chemistry of their petal surface to create iridescent signals visible to bees.
Heat during flowering damages the kernels before they develop.
Stress memories using epigenetics are helping plants adapt to climate change.
Plants might not feel pain as such, but they need a way to get damage signals around their body. A new study uncovers some of the process.
Sometimes it takes a shorter plant to help a liana get to the top.
Field experiment shows that competition for light is the key mechanism driving loss of plant diversity under eutrophication and lack of grazing.
Blocking the biosynthesis of canonical strigolactones by TIS108, a specific enzyme inhibitor, significantly lowered Striga infestation without affecting rice growth.
Not only did the bats reduce the number of caterpillars, they also reduced defoliation by a factor of five.
Despite the importance of high-latitude surface energy budgets for land-climate interactions in the rapidly changing Arctic, uncertainties in their prediction persist.
Researchers at UMass Amherst deploy fluorescent paint, pipettes, tents, tweezers and scissors to trace three-way connection between plants, pathogens and bees
Experiments show a variety of cover crop management programs can produce weed-suppressing cover crops.