Volatile lactone of Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus inhibits germination of ash seeds
The leaves wilt, the crown dies off, the bark exhibits lesions, the wood becomes discolored – the ash forests of Europe are under threat. The perpetrator is an Asian fungus, and its progress is unstoppable. ...
Amazon inhales more carbon than it emits, NASA finds
(Phys.org) —A new NASA-led study seven years in the making has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit, therefore reducing global warming. ...
Research reveals first genetic clues to fight ash tree dieback
Scientists collaborating on ash dieback research can reveal the first genetic clues that could help them identify and breed trees tolerant to the disease.
'Tree of life' distances are no shortcut to conservation
Evolutionary distances that conservationists use to identify and target distinct species may be unreliable, Oxford University research suggests.
Mongol Empire rode wave of mild climate, says study
Researchers studying the rings of ancient trees in mountainous central Mongolia think they may have gotten at the mystery of how small bands of nomadic Mongol horsemen united to conquer much of the world ...
Finding new ways to stave off koalas' demise
(Phys.org) —Scientists are using genetics to save endangered koala populations from the perils of urbanisation.
Amazon's canopy chemistry is a patchwork quilt
In many ways, plants act as chemical factories, using energy from sunlight to produce carbon-based energy and taking nutrients from the soil in order to synthesize a wide variety of products. Carnegie scientists ...
Climate change's longer growing season won't mean more carbon capture
Forests may stay green longer due to global climate warming, but it doesn't mean those same forests will actually grow more. In fact, new research in two papers published by scientists at Indiana University ...
Researcher seeks solution to the spread of citrus greening disease
The entire California citrus industry is counting on Cornell vector biologist Michelle Cilia to quickly come up with a solution to stop the spread of a deadly disease that could decimate domestic citrus production.
Forest model predicts canopy competition
Out of an effort to account for what seemed in airborne images to be unusually large tree growth in a Hawaiian forest, scientists at Brown University and the Carnegie Institution for Science have developed ...
New method for gathering data about trees using a laser beam from a helicopter
Anahita Khosravipour of the University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) has developed a method for gathering data about trees using a laser beam from a helicopter. ...
Study on evolution of flu viruses may change textbooks, history books
A new study reconstructing the evolutionary tree of flu viruses challenges conventional wisdom and solves some of the mysteries surrounding flu outbreaks of historical significance.
Making sense of maple syrup
Understanding more about the relationship between weather and maple sap flow, and how Maine syrup producers will adapt to climate change is the focus of research being conducted by a University of Maine graduate ...
Recent decades likely wettest in four millennia in Tibet
Recent decades may have been the wettest in 3,500 years in North East Tibet – according to climate researchers at the University of East Anglia (UK) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Lanzhou, China).