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Humans not always to blame for rarity

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research shows people may not be responsible for the rarity of a native tree species – a finding that could change how conservation is approached.

Apr 14, 2011
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Can wasps help save Britain's conker trees?

Wasps, regarded by many as a pest, could be the salvation of Britain’s imperilled conker trees currently under threat by an ‘alien’ species of moth that is rapidly spreading damage across the country’s ...

Jul 09, 2010
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Conker trees facing peril from alien invaders

(PhysOrg.com) -- Conkers, a favourite playground game in British schools, could soon be just a fond memory if a serious threat to horse chestnut trees continues to spread. Now academics from the Universities ...

Jun 11, 2010
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Trimming the Tree of Life

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a sense, Antonis Rokas is an arborist: He is a member of a small cadre to scientists who are applying the growing power of genomics to untangle and correctly arrange the branches of the ...

Oct 08, 2009
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Study predicts an uncertain future for forests

The composition of some of our nation's forests may be quite different 200 to 400 years from today according to a recent study at the University of Illinois. The study found that temperature and photosynthetic active radiation ...

Sep 15, 2009
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