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Nearby vegetation affects the color of organic matter, a new study finds.
Grasses, small flowers, and mosses colonize glacial till in the Peruvian Andes when researchers apply a phosphorus fertilizer, an ecological surprise with implications for carbon sequestration.
In Sweden’s wet heathland, scientists see how a sensitive ecosystem adapts to rising global temperatures.
Coastal California fog—a key source of water for the iconic redwood tree—has declined by a third. Can a trace gas, carbonyl sulfide, be used to assess the effect on plant productivity?
An undergraduate experiment grew vegetables and herbs in simulated Martian soil under Mars-like reduced daylight. The tasty results suggest that Mars colonists could farm their own produce.
Improving satellite-based studies of vegetation optical depth, a critical ecosystem indicator.
Epiphyte-bearing trees leach carbon when it rains.
Spaceborne images give scientists a detailed picture of the boreal forests’ tree heights, which help scientists estimate their contribution to carbon budgets.
Plants and fluctuating river flow work together to balance vertical sediment buildup with sediment delivery to the delta’s edge.