News tagged with mosses

Mosses survive climate catastrophes

Mosses have existed on Earth for more than 400 million years. During this period they survived many climate catastrophes that wiped out more robust organisms such as, for example, dinosaurs. Recently, British ...

Sep 15, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

A roly-poly pika gathers much moss

In some mountain ranges, Earth's warming climate is driving rabbit relatives known as pikas to higher elevations or wiping them out. But University of Utah biologists discovered that roly-poly pikas living ...

Dec 17, 2013 3.5 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast

Mystery moss rediscovered

(Phys.org) —A botanical puzzle more than 150 years old could soon be solved, thanks to a discovery by a second-year botany student in Queensland's far north.

Oct 18, 2013 5 / 5 (10) 0 | with audio podcast

Bacteria living on old-growth trees

A new study by Dr. Zoe Lindo, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at McGill University, and Jonathan Whiteley, a doctoral student in the same department, shows that large, ancient trees may be very important ...

Feb 23, 2011 3 / 5 (3) 0