News tagged with plant species

New species evolve faster as mountains form

Mountains, like rainforests, are hotbeds of biodiversity. But scientists aren't sure why. For years, they've thought that it might be related to the new environments that arise when mountains form— as plants and animals ...

dateApr 03, 2017 in Evolution
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Climate change puts invasive plants on the move

Climate change may force one of New England's invasive plant species to retreat north, while another will likely stay put and take over an even greater area, according to a new study by UConn faculty and former doctoral candidates.

dateMar 28, 2017 in Ecology
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Adapting to changes in partner abundance

Many ant species live in often highly specific symbiotic relationships with plants from which both partners benefit. LMU researchers now reveal that such selective interactions can break down over the course of evolution.

dateMar 27, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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