July 30, 2018

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    Trees and Wellbeing Conference at Oxford Brookes University, 18 May 2018

    This conference brought together recent research and ancient wisdom to discuss the beneficial effects of trees on human wellbeing and happiness. It was organized by Christiana Payne, Professor of History of Art at Brookes, and Fiona Stafford, Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University. Both scholars have recently published books on trees in […] More

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    Toleration games: Compensatory growth by plants in response to enemy attack is an evolutionarily stable strategy

    Plants are regularly attacked by enemies such as herbivores and pathogens. Not surprisingly, plants have evolved ways of coping with these attacks. One way is to tolerate attack and compensate for lost or damaged tissue with regrowth of additional tissue. While ecological models of plant defence are common, there has been less effort to make […] More