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Trees and climate (the lesson)

Read Trees change their anatomy as drought persists Trees depend on climate as every living creature does, but they also  can adapt to change, and may be help prevent climate change. Questions: The observed changes: 1/ narrower water-carrying vessels, 2/… read more “Trees and climate (the lesson)”

Trees and climate (the lesson)

25 – 50% of a living tree is water, depending on the species and the season. Until recentlythe water in the trees was seen as insignificant but resent work of thje university of Fairbanks (Alaska, USA) has shown that this… read more “Trees and climate (the lesson)”

Trees change inside as drought persists

James Cook University scientists have found that trees change their anatomy in response to prolonged drought. JCU’s Associate Professor Susan Laurance has led the Daintree Drought experiment since 2015, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh and Imperial… read more “Trees change inside as drought persists”

Protect the last of the wild

Global conservation policy must stop the disappearance of Earth’s few intact ecosystems, warn James E. M. Watson, James R. Allan and colleagues in Nature  31 oktober 2018 A century ago, only 15% of Earth’s surface was used to grow crops… read more “Protect the last of the wild”

Making Room for Wildlife in an Urbanized World

In the southern Indian state of Karnataka we can find a good example of wildlife – even large predators – living near human settlements. In other regions cities have begun to recognize the value of protecting wildlife even within their… read more “Making Room for Wildlife in an Urbanized World”