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Daily Archives: Jan 15, 2015

Classical texts re-imagined/re-imaged…

Do you remember the good old days when students read for a degree? Well, I don’t know how much proper reading they do these...

New Year Plant Hunt – Oisín Duffy shares the view from the ground

The BBC covered the news that a record number of flowers were in bloom at the start of the year in the UK and...

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Habitat partitioning through reproductive interference in Geranium

We’re familiar with seeing insects flit from one flower to the next, carrying pollen as they do so. What happens when they...

Improving overyielding in legume-based mixtures

A major challenge when supporting the development of intercropping systems remains the design of efficient species mixtures. The ecological processes that sustain...

The Oaks of the North Are Unexpectedly Well-Defended

Normally you would expect plant defences to increase, the closer you get to the equator. This is where insect life is more...

Pollen on stigmas as proxies pollinator effectiveness

How do you measure the effectiveness of a pollinator? One common method is to sit patiently by a flower and watch for...
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