Study reveals mechanisms of drought response in plants
UNL biologists have published a new study that lays bare several roots of how plants respond to drought.
Reducing the Japanese beetle population
On an overcast morning in May, 15 people sit on bales of hay in a semi-circle while listening to Ana Legrand, an assistant extension professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. ...
Scientists see a natural place for 'rewilded' plants in organic farming
One of the key elements of organic agriculture, as defined by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), is that it rejects unpredictable technologies, such as genetic engineering. ...
Scientists announce top 10 new species for 2015
A cartwheeling spider, a bird-like dinosaur and a fish that wriggles around on the sea floor to create a circular nesting site are among the species identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science ...
Tracking photosynthesis from space
Watching plants perform photosynthesis from space sounds like a futuristic proposal, but a new application of data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite may enable scientists to do just ...
Decreasing biodiversity affects productivity of remaining plants
When plant biodiversity declines, the remaining plants face diminishing productivity, say scientists in study published April 20 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Discovery of new plant switch could boost crops, biofuel production
A team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis - the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food.
When it comes to nuclear disaster, safety really is in numbers
The safety of nuclear plants, as well as the medical management of acute radiation syndrome, could soon be dramatically improved thanks to a new mathematical equation developed by Japan's Nuclear Safety Research Centre.
Plant species evolved a way to determine most promising pollinator
Molecular feedback loop gives clues to how flowers drop their petals
As Valentine's Day fades into the past, you may be noticing a surfeit of petals accumulate around your vase of flowers. A new study from the University of Missouri sheds new light on the process that governs ...
Early Newton notebook shows prescient understanding of water ascension in plants
Turning up heat on plants could help grow crops of the future
Crops that can thrive in warming climates are a step closer, thanks to new insights into how temperature and light affect plant development.
Picking up on the smell of evolution
UA researchers have discovered some of the changes in genes, physiology and behavior that enable a species to drastically change its lifestyle in the course of evolution.
Pitcher plants 'switch off' traps to capture more ants
Insect-eating pitcher plants temporarily 'switch off' their traps in order to lure more prey into danger, new research from the University of Bristol, UK, and the University of Cambridge, UK, has found.