Global sensitivity analysis was used to identify key traits for Eucalyptus adaptation to climate variability and change in Brazil.
If a tree falls in a forest, can it still insulate people from sound pollution?
Mikania micrantha benefits from high gene flow when invading new territory in Asia.
A new paper in Science highlights how variation in an environment can mean plants have no single solution for survival. Where conditions change, genetic diversity can be the best option for a species.
How will plants respond to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere? Botanists at BIFoR, the Birmingham Institute for Forest Research have gone underground to find some of the answers.
The secret of mānuka honey, is mānuka nectar, but what is the secret of mānuka nectar?
A new paper in PLOS One says trees outside your house can act as sentinels tracking the concentrations of potentially hazardous chemicals in your home’s air.
For International Women’s Day 2017, we asked plant biologist Dr Zoë Popper to write about a typical day in her working life. Here, she reflects on the importance of diversity in her job.
Plant science has a central role to play in so many of the global challenges facing the world today, including our future food security, the conservation of biodiversity, sustaining ecosystem services, improving global health and mitigating impacts of global climate change. The UK is internationally recognised for its excellence in plant science, and as such is well positioned to help provide solutions across the range of challenges facing the planet now and in the future.
How useful is environmentally-friendly green roof technology in hostile climates?