Frost risk predicts leaf size worldwide

Why is a banana leaf a million times bigger than a common heather leaf? And why are leaves generally much larger in tropical jungles than in temperate forests and deserts?

Global forest network cracks the case of tropical biodiversity

If aliens sent an exploratory mission to Earth, one of the first things they'd notice—after the fluffy white clouds and blue oceans of our water world—would be the way vegetation grades from exuberance at the equator ...

Study: Large, old trees in decline

(Phys.org)—The largest living organisms on the planet, the big, old trees that harbour and sustain countless birds and other wildlife, are dying. A report by three of the world's leading ecologists in today's issue of the ...

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