July 26, 2018

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    Let’s go down to the forest … to bathe!

    Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness by Qing Li, Viking, 2018 If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise… * No, this blog item is nothing to do with a Teddy bears’ picnic (as immortalised in the song of the same name), but Qing […] More

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    Associations between shoot-level water relations and photosynthetic responses to water and light in 12 moss species

    In vascular plants, water and carbon economics are closely coupled. In mosses, this relationship has been little studied but a strong coupling is expected because photosynthesis depends heavily on water content in these plants, i.e. photosynthetic rates are impaired when mosses dry out but also when they get too wet. In a recent study published […] More