Latest Vegetation Stories

Image 1 - Climate Change Alters Mountain Vegetation At Large Scale
2012-01-09 04:52:05

Climate change is having a more profound effect on alpine vegetation than at first anticipated, according to a study carried out by an international group of researchers and published in Nature Climate Change.

2011-12-22 15:52:28

Wildfires cause tragic losses to life, property, and the environment.

2011-11-23 08:00:00

The Environmental Sciences Network Life-Sciences.net features the latest scientific publications in this discipline.

2011-11-11 18:31:58

Analysis of a massive set of mammal data accessed through the GBIF Data Portal has helped quantify the influence of various environmental factors on which species are present in a particular area.

2011-08-08 14:49:44

University of Guam ecologist Thomas Marler recently mobilized efforts to characterize the vegetation that has recovered following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines.

2011-08-08 09:10:50

"Macrosystems biology" funding supports predictive understanding of large-scale biological responses to climate, land-use change.

2011-07-01 13:36:09

The world's largest database on plants' functional properties, or traits, has been pub-lished. Scientists compiled three million traits for 69,000 out of the world's ~300,000 plant species.

2011-06-27 21:08:07

The productivity and health of horticultural crops depends on the ability of the plant cover to intercept light energy.

2011-06-21 12:05:34

Heavy and prolonged snowfall can bring about unexpected conditions that encourage fungal growth, leading to the death of plants in the Arctic.

2011-06-02 08:08:36

A PhD student at the University of Leeds has developed a fast, accurate and inexpensive method of creating detailed vegetation community maps over very large areas, by coupling aerial photographs with data from maps.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.