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Daily Archives: May 24, 2018

Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World by Alice Roberts

List books can be good, but there's a knack to them. Nick Lane's Life Ascending works because the various features to life he lists...

3D-modelling of buttress region and roots gives allometric carbon formulae

The largest uncertainty in humans' contribution to climate change from land use is the fate of carbon that was belowground in pre-modified forests. In...

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Not All Pine Needles Are Identical: Lower Crown Loss in Pinus radiata

When fungal infection comes to Pinus radiata, it can run through the bottom of the crown of the tree, removing its leaves....

How do you get more DNA down a pollen tube?

A common event for flowering plants is whole genome duplication (WGD), where a plant gets extra chromosomes. It’s often studied in mature...

Simulating the effects of local adaptation and life history on the ability of plants to track climate shifts

Local adaptation is common but not universal in plants and results from the interplay of gene flow with natural selection. Gene flow...

What creates Gentiana diversity in mountains?

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is extremely rich in species, but why? One recent explanation is the mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis (MGH) by Mosbrugger et...
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