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Explaining rare plant species

Rare plant species suffer more from disease than common species. The fact that rare species are more susceptible to attack by micro-organisms living in the soil, such as fungi and bacteria, may in fact be one of the reasons ...

dateMar 07, 2018 in Ecology
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Glaciers provide clues to combat desertification

Researchers at KAUST, with colleagues in Italy and Greece, have analyzed the bacterial content of the soil formed behind the receding Midtre Lovénbreen Arctic glacier in the island of Svalbard, Norway, one of the world's ...

dateMar 07, 2018 in Environment
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Soil cannot halt climate change

Unique soils data from long-term experiments, stretching back to the middle of the nineteenth century, confirm the practical implausibility of burying carbon in the ground to halt climate change, an option once heralded as ...

dateFeb 28, 2018 in Environment
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