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Call for Papers for Annals of Botany: 3D forest models and laser scanning data

Annals of Botany will release a Special Issue inspired by the 3D Tree Models for Forest Dynamics workshop held in Helsinki, Finland.

Last stand of the Saharan Cypress?

A new article in Planta attempts to help preserve a tree that has survived in the Sahara for thousands of years.

Climate change threatens the first line of defence against coastal storms

When the storms come in, plants could help secure natural defences. But climate change is giving them problems of their own.

Migration of plant species will not compensate for losses in diversity in a warming world

Climate is likely to change faster than many plant populations can travel, reducing biodiversity in the future.

Consider alternative designs and trait integration level for better ecosystem analysis

To fully understand how an ecosystem fits together, consider how alternate designs may achieve the same end.

Drivers of intraspecific variation in seed dispersal are diverse and pervasive

Intraspecific variation in the quantity and quality of seed dispersal has important ecological and evolutionary consequences, yet it is generally ignored in...

Resprouting potential of rhizome fragments in an invasive aquatic plant

Non-native aquatic Ludwigia species from a polyploid complex are among the world’s most problematic invasive plants. A new paper in AoBP finds out why.

Even for specialists, floral morphology is influenced by both pollinators and climate

Climate can indirectly affect floral morphology within a species by affecting what pollinators will visit those flowers across its range.

Effect of simulated warming on Leymus chinensis grasslands of northeast China

Mean global temperatures have risen by almost 1°C since 1850 and are predicted to continue to rise through to the end of...

Resource allocation trade-offs in a mast-seeding conifer

Three key functions are required for the long-term persistence of tree populations in a landscape. Broadly speaking, trees must acquire and allocate...

Seedling responses to salinity of 26 Neotropical tree species

How will coastal ecosystems change when some seedling can tolerate rising tides, and others cannot?

Risk-takers and risk-avoiders: germination sensitivity to water stress in an arid zone with unpredictable rainfall

How much water does it take to turn an arid land into a hotbed of new life?

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Water Economy Responses to Water Level Drawdown in Sphagnum Mosses

Not all Sphagnum moss manages water in the same way.

Plasticity to drought and ecotypic differentiation in populations of a crop wild relative

Plant functional traits often vary across space, particularly when species encounter contrasting environmental conditions throughout their range. Such phenotypic variation is determined...

Botanists Pull Apart the Genes of Bananas to See How They Came Together

Banana genes reveal how they may have passed through other hybrid stages.

Sympatric moss populations can form true hybrid zones

Hybridization between species has not been considered an important factor in the evolution of mosses. The moss life cycle has led many...