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Thermal Ecology to become a hot topic « Botany One

We might think of flowers in terms of their colour and scent, but what about their temperature? A new review in Annals of...

Unravelling the sex- and age-specific impact of poaching mortality with multievent modeling | Frontiers...

Knowing the impacts of human activities on animal behavior , population structure and, ultimately, population dynamics, is pivotal to design management strategies...

Effects of reproduction and environmental factors on body temperature and activity patterns of wolverines...

We showed that wolverine Tb varies over the year and is influenced by reproductive state. Reproducing females had significantly lower daily mean Tb...

Investment in reward by ant-dispersed plants

Myrmecochory is a mutualistic interaction in which ants disperse the seeds of plants. The defining feature of such plants is the elaiosome, a...

The Hidden Value of Bud Banks « Botany One

We tend to assume that plants come from seeds. However, not all that we see has come from seeds as explained in a...

Thismia and its unusual number of specialist relationships. « Botany One

Plants sometimes specialise. Catering for a specific partner can ensure a reliable source of food or pollination. At the same time, relying on...

Dynamic modeling of the iron deficiency in plants « Botany One

Iron plays a crucial role in plant processes including photosynthesis and nitrogen assimilation. Iron deficiency leads to leaf yellowing, stunted growth and drastic...

What happens when plants dominate lakes? « Botany One

How does water change the dynamics of plant life? This is a puzzle tackled by Kaj Sand-Jensen and colleagues in a review “Shallow...

Comparative and functional analysis of the digital mucus glands and secretions of tree frogs...

This study offers a comparative analysis of the mucus glands and their secretory products in the digital pads of tree frogs, in order...

The inconstant sex of Mercurialis annua « Botany One

Many plants have flowers that are hermaphroditic with male and female parts. Some are dioecious, with male or female flowers. Mercurialis annua keeps...