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Daily Archives: Apr 12, 2019

Science communication: Getting it right…

Science is one of the most important of human activities, and consequently it’s often funded by the public via their taxes. In order to...

Simulated seawater flooding reduces oilseed rape growth, yield and progeny performance

Of the many threats to global food security, one of the most pressing is the increased incidence of extreme weather events. In addition to...

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Habitat partitioning through reproductive interference in Geranium

We’re familiar with seeing insects flit from one flower to the next, carrying pollen as they do so. What happens when they...

Improving overyielding in legume-based mixtures

A major challenge when supporting the development of intercropping systems remains the design of efficient species mixtures. The ecological processes that sustain...

The Oaks of the North Are Unexpectedly Well-Defended

Normally you would expect plant defences to increase, the closer you get to the equator. This is where insect life is more...

Pollen on stigmas as proxies pollinator effectiveness

How do you measure the effectiveness of a pollinator? One common method is to sit patiently by a flower and watch for...
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