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12-05-2022
Leaf cover affects the climate in mountain forests
Seasonal changes in leaf cover have a big impact on the local climate in forested mountain regions, according to a new study from the University of Tsukuba. "Nocturnal temperature inversion (NTI) is an important factor characterizing the local climate in mountainous areas. In central Japan, most of the mountain slopes are covered by forests, but the effects of their leaf expansion/fall on the NTI variations in basins have not been clarified," wrote the study authors.  Since the forest canopy shields the forest floor from sunlight and reduces...
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11-30-2022
Plants reprogram their cells to fight pathogens
During war, factories often retool to support the needs of...
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11-22-2022
In tropical forests, lightning strikes the most resilient trees
Lightning may influence the composition of tropical forests, according to...
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11-20-2022
Data deficient species are often the most threatened
Thousands of plants and animals are classified as being "data...
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11-14-2022
Forensics could be used to safeguard biodiversity
A new project led by Staffordshire University and funded by...
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11-14-2022
How many invasive plant species are in the world?
Invasive plant species can have devastating effects on local ecosystems,...
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11-14-2022
Half of plants used in reforestation projects do not survive
As we face the consequences of climate change there is...
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11-10-2022
Tree roots may have driven mass extinctions
The Devonian Period that occurred between 419 and 358 million...
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11-09-2022
Tomatoes improve the health of the gut microbiome
Tomatoes account for 22 percent of vegetables intake in Western...
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11-08-2022
Plants overreact to warmer weather and stop producing fruit
Plants reduce their pollen development under mild heat conditions in...
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11-08-2022
Mountain landscapes are being transformed by climate change
Mountain landscapes across the world are threatened by climate change....
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11-08-2022
Nutritional interventions can boost motivation in the brain
Motivation is a highly important process in life, often marking...
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11-07-2022
How do lianas impact forests around the world?
Lianas are long-stemmed, woody vines that have their roots in...
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