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A small dose of plant science and Focus with Forest.app

Plants on Earth being productive at some point in their life cycles is critical for their – and our lives. Productivity is also a...

Botanists see the start of tropicalisation

With climate change, plants start colonising new areas, but how will new regions become tropical? A new study hints at the start of the process.

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Modelling Three-Dimensional Leaf Shape Variation

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

How does variation in traits of Tunisian oak seeds affect survival?

Oaks are the dominant species of tree in many Mediterranean forests. However, the climate of the Mediterranean basin is predicted to change...

How Important Is Leaf Realism in Functional-Structural Plant Modelling?

Making a realistic plant in a computer model is possible, but is it necessary. All the computations generating the plant slow down...

Complex interplay of responses when plants experience canopy shading

Plants react to both decreased red:far red ratio and decreased photosynthetically active radiation, and in different ways.