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plant fossils
2015-01-21 16:04:11

Clues contained in the cells of plant fossils could be used to determine the density of trees and other forms of vegetation some 50 million years ago, according to new research published in this week’s edition of the peer-reviewed journal Science.

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2014-05-21 07:09:14

A new study of mysterious bare “fairy circles” of ground dotting the landscape in the Namibian grasslands have been determined to not be the work of sand termites as had been previously suggested, but rather self-organization.

Autumn Ending Later And Spring Starting Earlier In The Northern Hemisphere
2014-03-31 11:19:49

A study by the University of Southampton suggests that on average the end of Autumn is taking place later in the year and Spring is starting slightly earlier.

Plant Mapping Project Highlights Where Rarest Species Thrive
2013-10-17 15:35:22

A new plant-mapping project has allowed for scientists to find locations where some of the rarest plant species live and thrive. The results were surprising due to the varying degree of climate and vegetation type found in many of these regions.

Understanding Desert Plant Migration
2013-08-30 13:24:31

New research shows that greater plant density allows more water to seep into the ground in arid, desert-like areas.

Vegetation Probed Across The Globe
2013-07-10 17:10:51

The first global map of vegetation from the recently launched Proba-V has been unveiled, demonstrating that the minisatellite is on track to continue a 15-year legacy of global vegetation monitoring from space.

2013-06-04 23:27:26

The Life, Earth and Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com provides 36 million references including 11 million summaries in the basic and applied biological, geographical and agricultural sciences.

Satellites See Potential Wildfire Threats In SoCal
2013-05-14 08:26:11

An ongoing project using NASA and Indian satellite data has identified two factors that are creating a potentially volatile Southern California wildfire season.

Long-Term Plant-Monitoring Program Digitized By Arizona Researchers
2013-04-30 10:04:51

More than a hundred years of growth data on individual plants has been digitized by a team of researchers at the University of Arizona’s Tumamoc Hill. The team has made this data available for study by people around the globe.

90 Percent Of Changes In Vegetation Explained By Looking At The World
2013-04-16 10:23:33

The climate governs the seasonal activity of vegetation; humankind influences it. In the humid mid-latitudes, temperature is the largest influencing factor for plant growth.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.