Excess of a single nutrient, such as nitrogen, may boost plant productivity, but the imbalance leads to less efficient water use as plants scramble for the nutrients they lack.
Satellite data reveals that urban vegetation, especially urban forests, is the most important factor regulating Urban Heat Island intensity.
A new study examines the impact of glacial extinction on biodiversity in alpine regions.
Compounds in ancient plant leaves tell the story of how an extinction event shaped our planet’s ecosystems.
Despite increased photosynthetic activity at northern latitudes in recent decades, plant productivity in tropical zones suffers because of water limitations.
Nuevas investigaciones examinan cómo los cambios en la ecología de la superficie influyen en la hidrología subterránea en el Ártico.
New instruments in the research tool kit bolster scientific understanding of the ecology of a greening Arctic.
Air temperatures in coastal ecosystems of Australia routinely exceed the optimum range for photosynthesis, hindering plants’ ability to take up atmospheric carbon.
Researchers have been modeling effects of the plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum on coastal forests in California and Oregon since it arrived on the West Coast 3 decades ago.
Different satellite-based metrics for global vegetation coverage tell complementary, but not identical, stories.