Visscher and colleagues propose that global analyses of seed traits with evidence for geographical variation prioritize the generation of new data from tropical regions as well as multi-lingual searches to fill geographical and taxonomic gaps.
Modern botanists have revisited sites examined by Alexander von Humboldt. Have modern advances made the German polymath’s work irrelevant?
The complex relationships between plants and their pollinators in subarctic Finland have changed dramatically across the last century
Biologists have talked about bringing back extinct species like the dodo, but now botanists have drawn up a list of extinct plants that might be able to return to the wild.
The long days of summer are stretching into winter, with LED street lights replacing the retreating sun.
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.
Despite the importance of high-latitude surface energy budgets for land-climate interactions in the rapidly changing Arctic, uncertainties in their prediction persist.
Experiments show a variety of cover crop management programs can produce weed-suppressing cover crops.
When plants in the Namib desert suffer from water stress, strange things happen.
Botanical gardens provide access to vital plants and water for butterflies in the southwest US. This will only become more important as the climate becomes warmer and drier.
Botanists have found disturbance can increase pollination and seed set for an Arum on Mallorca. So why isn’t that good news for the plant?
An examination of herbarium records has helped track the dynamics of plant invasions.