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Daily Archives: Apr 18, 2019

All good things come to an end…

This Cuttings collection is the last that will appear in the Annals of Botany journal. Since the column was launched on an unsuspecting world...

Saluting those who suffer for science

What is the most important part of a scientific paper? Arguably, it’s the Results section– although there are those who might propose that it’s...

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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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