A problem with growing biofuels is that they can take land needed for food. What happens when you start growing biofuels on marginal land where food crops are not possible?
MuSCA reveals that the topological scale has a major influence on the simulation of carbon allocation.
The Aspleniaceae is a family of ferns, some of which are terrestrial and some of which are epiphytes. A new study has found a rarity, a hemiepiphyte.
New research shows that it’s the parts of the plants you don’t see that help preserve dunes from erosion.
What happens when cyclones hit mangroves? What happens when there are repeated impacts? Ken Krauss and Michael Osland have been looking at the scientific research to find out.
Overexpression of PtHMGR enhanced the stress resistance of poplar.
Botanists have tried to understand the conditions that led to the evolution of the first flowers by reconstructing the niches from which the earliest flowering plants diverged.
The deadly carrot might sound as likely as the killer tomato, but decoding the defences of Thapsia garganica might have a big pay-off in the future.
The cuticle is a waxy covering of a leaf that helps prevent water-loss. A new study of adult maize leaves shows it’s not a simple structure.
Trees fight infections by trapping pathogens in one part of the tree. Hugh Morris and colleagues have been reviewing how trees use secondary metabolites in order to control the process.
A new technique to scan tree rings offers to yield precious new data on past climates.
New research shows that marsh plants may be lying in wait in marshes-to-be, waiting for geological processes to catch up.
For pioneer species in the marshes, it’s a case of grow fast or die young. But the differences in growth speed can be caused by tiny changes in geography.
The idea was simple, Proteaceae plants are experts at releasing phosphorus from soils, so planting them alongside Nothofagus should provide the beeches with natural fertilizer. The reality is more complex.