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A date with history: The past, present, and future of palms…

Palm by Fred Gray 2018. Reaktion Books Ltd. Fred Gray’s Palm is the second title in Reaktion Books’ Botanical series I’ve reviewed. The first...

How are monospecific stands of invasive trees formed? Spatio-temporal evidence from Douglas fir invasions

Invasive plant species can have many, often detrimental, impacts on native plant communities, especially when they reach high densities and form monospecific stands. Monospecific...

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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...

Modelling Three-Dimensional Leaf Shape Variation

L-Cucumber’s leaf prototype mimics leaf shape of stressed plants.
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