A common claim is that rising carbon dioxide is actually good for plants. Research from Sweden shows that reality is more complicated.
In the 800s, Mayan cities in southeastern Mexico and Central America were abandoned – just as drought hit the region. But a botanical study shows that the connection between drought and depopulation was not simple.
A 19th century idea of how grass grows has proven more accurate than later ideas, according to new research.
Snow cover can delay the growing season of plants, but reducing it can also have negative consequences.
La polinización manual es sorprendentemente común en la producción de cultivos comercializados globalmente, incluyendo algunos de gran importancia económica.
Hand pollination is a surprisingly common form of pollination in global commercial crop production, including for some economically important plants.
Sunflowers might orientate their capitulum, or flowerhead, to catch the early heat of the sun, as well as to shine more brightly in the morning.
Sunflower pollen can reduce parasite load for a bumblebee, but it’s not clear how.
A chimp’s diet can be studied through microscopic opals.
Invasive species might not always have the upper hand when temperatures rise.
Rapid restoration isn’t always the best restoration, when the restoring species is invasive.
A new article in Planta attempts to help preserve a tree that has survived in the Sahara for thousands of years.
Climate is likely to change faster than many plant populations can travel, reducing biodiversity in the future.