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.
Fire-adapted trees should be able to take advantage of wildfires, but on the boundary between the boreal forest and the tundra, something odd is happening.
Invasive plants change the opportunities for pollinators, helping some but harming others.
Novel agriculture provides a refuge for some birds driven out of traditional farmland.
Botanists found evidence for the effects of climate change stored in herbaria.
What’s behind the patterns of plant distribution, and are there any common features of rare plants? A team of botanists has been reviewing articles to find out.
A Scandinavian team have examined how climate change will affect nutrient availability for shrubs and found a surprising result.
3D reconstruction of mangrove tree phyllotaxis from digitized plants yields novel data.
How do subalpine fir and Engelmann spruce seedlings respond to experimental drought when grown under field conditions?
An Australian team has been studying how to best grow vegetables by experimenting with pak choi in urban gardens. They found that canopy cover and garden richness, rather than pollinator visits are the key factors in improving yield.
Small wetland birds may find nesting easier if you periodically set fire to the neighbourhood.
Finding a suitable habitat for Rafflesia arnoldii is difficult. While it produces the single largest flower on the planet, it’s invisible for much of its life.
An earlier spring changes the growing conditions for trees, and not always for the better.
Often archaeologists will examine differences in vegetation to gain information on buried sites. Now, some botanists have reversed this and are using archaeological sites to learn about the effect of nutrient differences on plants.