News tagged with trees

Coffee: More biodiversity, better harvest

Bees, birds and bats make a huge contribution to the high yields produced by coffee farmers around Mount Kilimanjaro – an example of how biodiversity can pay off. This effect has been described as result of a study now ...

dateFeb 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Drought could reverse drop in Nevada tree beetles

Scientists say there's been a significant reduction in the amount of Nevada forest under assault from bark beetles and similar bugs, but they fear lingering drought will further weaken trees and make them more susceptible ...

dateAug 11, 2014 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateFeb 20, 2014 in Ecology
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The body language of trees

Trees do not lie: Their shape always is the response to external impacts or internal damage and may be tracked by exact observation. Professor Claus Mattheck and his team at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ...

dateMay 22, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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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 ...

dateFeb 14, 2014 in Ecology
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Making cashews safer for those with allergies

For the millions of adults and children in the U.S. who have to shun nuts to avoid an allergic reaction, help could be on the way. Scientists are now developing a method to process cashews—and potentially other nuts—that ...

dateAug 11, 2014 in Biochemistry
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