3D reconstruction of mangrove tree phyllotaxis from digitized plants yields novel data.
When the storms come in, plants could help secure natural defences. But climate change is giving them problems of their own.
Today, lakes, rivers, underground aquifers, swamps, marshes, wet grasslands, peatlands, oases, estuaries, deltas, tidal flats, mangroves, coral reefs, as well as fish ponds, rice paddies, reservoirs and salt pans and, as the rain hammers down, also my garden, celebrate World Wetlands Day today.
Draco cornutus lizards live longer thanks to leaf-like colouration and mimicry.
Avicennia marina is an obligate halophyte, requiring saline conditions for development.
Robert et al. monitor stem variations in A. marina trees in a natural mangrove forest over the course of one year, and find that patchiness occurs in both the radial growth and the shrinkage and swelling patterns of the stems.