Posts Tagged ‘plants’

Protecting the Nurseries and Nursing Homes

Monday, July 21st, 2014
conservation, UC Berkeley, phylogenetic, Brent Mishler, canape, digitizing, collections, plants, endemism, evolution

A new model may help prioritize local and global conservation efforts.

Do Plants Hear?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
plants, plant senses, sound, vibrations, caterpillars

How do plants sense the environment that surrounds them?

Plants in Serpentine

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
serpentine, serpentinite, plants, Dylan Burge

Dylan Burge studies the plants that survive and thrive in serpentine soil.

Missing DNA

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
plants, flowers, algae, dna, genome, plastid, chloroplasts, photosynthesis

Does missing DNA make a plant not a plant?

Healthy Ecosystem, Better Harvest

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
coffee, plants, kilimanjaro, biodiversity, ecosystem, services, value, shade

Biodiversity leads to a better harvest for coffee on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Drought hurting animals, plants

Friday, February 7th, 2014
drought, plants, animals, california, water, sustainability, weather

Migrations, eating habits and hibernations are thrown off by California’s drought.

Plant Mathematics

Monday, June 24th, 2013
plants, math

Just don’t expect our leafy friends to balance your checkbook for you…

Early Human Diets

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
humans, hominins, Zeray Alemseged, teeth, diet, australopithecus, afarensis, dikika, ancestors, plants, homo, anthropology

The old saying “You are what you eat” takes on new significance in the most comprehensive analysis to date of early human teeth from Africa.

Where’s the Junk?

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
bladderwort, carnivorous, plants, genome, junk, DNA, ENCODE

Could an odd plant with a terrible name show us that “junk DNA” has value after all?

Extreme Weather & Climate

Monday, February 18th, 2013
drought, midwest, extreme, climate change, weather, texas, nemo, sandy, plants, animals, global warming

Can extreme weather events be linked to climate change? What about specific events like Sandy and the Midwestern drought?

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