News - 22 Nov 2012
How flowers have evolved particular colours, shapes and scents to attract pollinators has long fascinated ecologists. Now, using artificial flowers and high-speed video, researchers have gained...
News - 7 Sep 2020
A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, and the University of Virginia, USA, has studied the impact of high ozone air pollution on the chemical...
News - 2 Jul 2021
Mass-flowering crops such as oilseed rape or faba bean (also known as broad bean) provide valuable sources of food for bees, which, in turn, contribute to the pollination of both the crops and nearby...
News - 22 Dec 2020
An international team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhejiang A & F University and the University of Eastern Finland have found that regardless of whether flowering or leaf...
News - 2 Feb 2022
Climate change is causing plants in the UK to flower a month earlier on average, which could have profound consequences for wildlife, agriculture and gardeners.
Using a citizen science database with...
News - 4 Mar 2021
Clemson University scientists have linked climatic fluctuations over the past one and a quarter-century with flower color changes.
Researchers combined descriptions of flower color from museum...
News - 28 Jan 2016
To mitigate carbon emissions in the atmosphere, researchers have turned to sinks--reservoirs that accumulate and store carbon such as tropical rainforests, but also including a variety of terrestrial...
News - 18 Aug 2015
Indiana University paleobotanist David Dilcher and colleagues in Europe have identified a 125 million- to 130 million-year-old freshwater plant as one of earliest flowering plants on Earth.
News - 2 Apr 2015
Scientists at the John Innes Centre have discovered why the first buds of spring come increasingly earlier as the climate changes.
Dr Steven Penfield at the JIC found that plants have an ideal...
News - 4 Mar 2015
Rare historic records of the changing seasons are helping scientists better understand how woodland trees and flowers are responding to climate change.
Researchers say the order in which...