News tagged with plant physiologists

High CO2 spurs wetlands to absorb more carbon

( —Under elevated carbon dioxide levels, wetland plants can absorb up to 32 percent more carbon than they do at current levels, according to a 19-year study published in Global Change Biology from the Smithsonian ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Environment
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Crops and Weeds: Climate Change's First Responders

( -- A team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant physiologists is studying how global climate change could affect food crop production--and prompt the evolution of even more resilient weeds.

dateNov 11, 2009 in Other
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Monitoring ground-level ozone from space

Satellite views of the Midwestern United States show that ozone levels above 50 parts per billion (ppb) along the ground could reduce soybean yields by at least 10 percent, costing more than $1 billion in lost crop production, ...

dateAug 29, 2011 in Environment
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