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Plants & Animals Jun 06, 2022

Get out and go fungal: Why it's a bumper time to spot our native fungi

When COVID forced Melburnians to isolate during large parts of 2020 and 2021, many took the opportunity to walk around parks, creeks or remnant bush.

Earth Sciences Jul 20, 2021

New biomechanical method draws roots into deeper soil layers to resist drought stress

Tree roots are drawn towards moist soil, a phenomenon known as hydrotropism. Near surface watering therefore causes roots to stay close to the surface instead of growing deep into the ground. Biomechanical engineers from ...

Environment Jun 15, 2021

An act of God, or just bad management? Why trees fall and how to prevent it

The savage storms that swept Victoria last week sent trees crashing down, destroying homes and blocking roads. Under climate change, stronger winds and extreme storms will be more frequent. This will cause more trees to fall ...

Plants & Animals Jan 29, 2020

How climate change is affecting gardens

According to Dr. Dave Kendal from the University of Tasmania, in the next 50 years, 20-50% of current plant species in botanic gardens and urban landscapes will likely confront temperatures those species have never experienced ...

Environment Nov 22, 2019

Oaks instead of palm trees? Florida's iconic palms don't cut it with climate change

South Florida's palm trees are postcard promises of sighing sea breezes and sandy beaches, but the icon of the tropics may be an impractical adornment in an era of climate change.

Evolution Apr 20, 2015

The overlooked third man

The horticulturist who came up with the concept of 'evolution by natural selection' 27 years before Charles Darwin did should be more widely acknowledged for his contribution, states a new paper by a King's College London ...

Archaeology Apr 16, 2015

How ancient species survived or died off in their old Kentucky home

"The answers to extinction, survival and evolution are right here in the dirt," says University of Cincinnati Quaternary science researcher Ken Tankersley, associate professor of anthropology and geology. "And we are continually ...

Environment Nov 14, 2014

A thousand years of environmental change in Polynesia

Environmental change is nothing new in Polynesia. For centuries, the inhabitants of the volcanic, sea-battered islands have been employing a variety of strategies to adapt to their changing landscapes.

Social Sciences May 05, 2014

Middle school students introduced to arboriculture topic

A potential new sixth grade curriculum augmentation has been introduced to teach youth about an important topic: how to recognize structural defects in trees. "This highly important topic is rarely presented in middle or ...

Environment Sep 17, 2013

Amazon deforestation due in part to soybean growing

Fighting deforestation of the Amazon for cattle raising and farming is one of the great rallying cries of the world's conservationists.

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