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Making Plants Fit for Climate Change

May 17, 2016 — Breeding barley that provides good yields even in a hot and dry climate is the focus of a new research study. The project is part of the new Bavarian alliance "BayKlimaFit" aimed at finding ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Rising levels of atmospheric nitrogen pollution threaten plant diversity at nearly one-quarter of sites across a widespread portion of the US, according a new ... read more

Impacts of Salinity Determined for Agave

Mar. 28, 2016 — Hydroponic experiments evaluated the effects of salinity on biomass accumulation and nutrient levels of four types of Agave. Several Agave species showed variation in response to high levels of ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a way to enhance a plant's tolerance to stress, which in turn improves how it uses water and nutrients from the soil. These improvements increase plant biomass and ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Researchers have discovered clock genes in plants that regulate the circadian rhythm. The circadian clock is considered to consist of mutual regulation between multiple genes, but this complicated ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — A changing climate is altering the ability of Rocky Mountain forests to recover from wildfire, according to a new study. When warm, dry conditions lead to drought in the years following fires, it ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — In much of France and Switzerland, the best wine years are traditionally those with an exceptionally hot summer and late-season drought. Now, a study out this week shows that warming climate has ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Researchers recently released 40 varieties of early-flowering sorghum bred for use in cooler, more temperate areas. These early-flowering varieties of sorghum are critical for the spread of the crop ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — The circular, barren patches of land, forming a highly regular pattern over the dry grassland of Namibia, were thought to be the only ones of their kind anywhere in the world. But a new study shows ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered a family of proteins that play a vital role in coordinating the cellular response of plants to various environmental stresses, in particular drought and temperature ... read more

Wildland Fire Emissions Worse in Polluted Areas

Mar. 11, 2016 — When plant matter burns, it releases a complex mixture of gases and aerosols into the atmosphere. In forests subject to air pollution, these emissions may be more toxic than in areas of good air ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — Over thousands of years, most forests in the eastern United States evolved with frequent fire, which promoted tree species and ecosystems that were both fire and drought resistant. In little more ... read more

Urgent Need to Transform Key Food Producing Regions in Africa by 2025

Mar. 7, 2016 — Agriculture in parts of sub-Saharan Africa must undergo significant transformation if it is to continue to produce key food crops, according to a new study. The study shows that maize, beans and ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Grasslands across North America will face higher summer temperatures and widespread drought by the end of the century, according to a new study. But those negative effects in vegetation growth will ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — An Ibero-American team of scientists decoded the Mesoamerican variety of the bean genome. Sequencing such a common source of plant-based proteins for people around the globe will be key not only for ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — The first computer simulation that grows realistic forests down to the branches, leaves and roots of individual trees has been developed by scientists. They are using the simulation to determine how ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — A new long-term research study shows the potential for biomass production from perennial grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Biomass yield varied with nitrogen fertilization, ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — Forests across the United States are feeling the heat from increasing drought and climate change, according to a study by scientists from 14 research institutions. While the effects have been most ... read more

Large-Scale Environmental Variation Affects Reproduction and Survival of Plants

Feb. 22, 2016 — A new analysis looks at how rates of reproduction and survival of 26 shrub species with fire-dependent life cycles in the Cape Floristic Region in South Africa respond to environmental ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — A dynamic model that focuses on site scale conservation has been developed to give conservation decision-makers the capacity to assess multiple interacting stressors at the local scale, identify the ... read more

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