News tagged with plant ecology

Toward resolving Darwin's 'abominable mystery'

What, in nature, drives the incredible diversity of flowers? This question has sparked debate since Darwin described flower diversification as an 'abominable mystery.' The answer has become a lot clearer, ...

Sep 16, 2010
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Developing alternatives to invasive shrubs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Connecticut's largest group of ornamental plant growers recently took a big step towards curtailing the spread of invasive plants in the state. In June, the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape ...

Sep 08, 2010
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Tropical biodiversity is about the neighbors

Home to jaguars, harpy eagles and red-eyed tree frogs, tropical forests support some of the rarest species on the planet and are the most biodiverse ecosystems on land. Understanding why some species are common ...

Jun 25, 2010
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Plant hormone regulates nectar production

Rapeseed is one of the ten most important agricultural crops worldwide. In spring, the rapeseed fields with their bright yellow flowers are widely visible: this year winter rapeseed is being cultivated on ...

Mar 29, 2010
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Ski Runs Are Not Created Equal

(PhysOrg.com) -- Building a new ski run by bulldozing a mountainside rather than only cutting its shrubs and trees is far more damaging ecologically, yet might offer only a week's earlier start to the downhill season, says ...

Dec 21, 2009
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Evolution may take giant leaps

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study of thousands of species of plants and animals suggests new species may arise from rare events instead of through an accumulation of small changes made in response to changes in ...

Dec 11, 2009 weblog
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