Tag: plant species


Numerous plant species on a mountain in the southwestern U.S. are migrating to higher elevations as the climate gets warmer and drier, according to a new study. After comparing the results of a recent survey of 27 plants found on Read more…


A long-term genomic analysis of the common peach has revealed important insights into how scientists can improve the biofuel potential of other plant species, including the fast-growing poplar tree, a new study says. Three years after a team of scientists Read more…


A new study says that well-managed selective logging may be the only realistic solution to conserving tropical forests in the face of a rapacious global demand for timber resources. In an analysis of more than 100 studies, researchers at the Read more…


A new study finds that animal and plant species are responding to the effects of climate change at a rate two to three times faster than previously believed. Researchers at the University of York in the UK found that in Read more…


A consortium of scientists has compiled a database that categorizes millions of traits for nearly a quarter of the world’s plant species, a resource they say will help researchers more accurately model the effects of climate change in different environments. Read more…

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