News tagged with native shrubs

Warm winters let trees sleep longer

In the temperate zones, vegetation follows the change of the seasons. After a winter pause, plants put out new growth in spring. Research has now brought a new correlation to light: The colder the winter, the earlier native ...

dateOct 30, 2013 in Environment
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Hydrogels help grasses grow on remote, arid rangelands

(PhysOrg.com) -- The arid conditions in the southwestern United States make restoring degraded rangelands extremely difficult, but a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has found a way to help native grasses survive ...

dateJan 12, 2012 in Ecology
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Shrub reveals the secrets of climate change

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an Australian first, scientists from The Australian National University and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage have uncovered a new way of identifying 300 years of climatic changes in the Australian ...

dateSep 08, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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