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Explaining Tropical Forests' Astonishing Biodiversity - Inside Science News Service


Inside Science News Service
(Inside Science) -- For more than a century, a mystery has preoccupied some of ecology's best brains: How can tiny patches of some tropical forests host more tree species than entire continents? An analysis of data from ten forests in seven countries ...

Urban economy and garden ecology: The need for balance | Latest ... - Daily News & Analysis


Daily News & Analysis
My persistent pursuit of wisdom from Sadhguru has earned me a collateral benefit. I get hate-mails from tree-lovers! While they hope to turn the wild old earth ...

Virginia Tech Tree Physiology Expert Says Fall Colors Will Disappoint - Community Idea Stations


Community Idea Stations
Virginia Tech tree physiology expert John Seiler says, “I think for some species, it's already too late…hickories aren't going to have a good vibrant yellow…and there are a lot of trees kind of going from yellow to brown in a matter of three to five ...

Evolution's rules mean life on Earth isn't that varied after all - New Scientist


New Scientist
For example, chameleons are camouflaged, tree-dwelling lizards that ambush insects, while horned lizards are ground-dwelling desert creatures that eat ants and bear protective spines. The diversity can seem overwhelming. But Eric Pianka, an ...

Comb jellies possibly first lineage to branch off evolutionary tree - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
By sequencing active genes (transcriptomes) from 27 different species of comb jellies spanning the diversity of the group and conducting genome-scale phylogenetic analyses, the research team reconstructed the evolutionary history of the group and ...

DNA study in the Pacific reveals 2000 percent increase in our knowledge of mollusc biodiversity - Science Daily


Science Daily
"Our work has highlighted obvious gaps in our knowledge, but also shown that with even relatively modest effort, we can greatly increase our understanding of baseline biodiversity using DNA-taxonomy." Creating a library of archived DNA-sequenced ...

DNA study in the Pacific reveals 2000 percent increase in our knowledge of mollusc biodiversity - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
The 21 mollusc species newly described thanks to the latest DNA-taxonomy methodology. Credit: Adrian Glover, Thomas Dahlgren, Helena Wiklund. Scientists working in the new frontier for deep-sea mining have revealed a remarkable 2000% increase in ...

Pine Tree Taxonomy

Pinus strobus (White Pine)
United States

Describes leaves, cones, and bark. Provides facts about height, diameter, and longevity. Includes photo and illustrations.

Pinus resinosa (Red Pine)
United States

Photos and facts about this species' native range, branching characteristics, height, diameter, and longevity.

United States

Provides forest genetic services to the national forests and cooperators in Oregon and Washington. Includes an overview of services, center ...

Tree Identification Expert
United States

Offers software which identifies northern forest trees. Includes details of the trees covered and an FAQ.

Taxonomy
United States

taxonomy: Organisms are classified in a hierarchical tree structure. Our taxonomy database contains every node (taxon) of the tree. UniProtKB ...

United States

Compendium of research papers describing the characteristics and distribution of important broadleaf and coniferous forest trees of the United States ...

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine
United States

Dedicated to the oldest-known living tree, growing in the White Mountains in east central California. Information about the location, dendrochronology, ...

Araucaria angustifolia
United States

Physical features, habitat, and classification of this species, commonly known as the Paranza pine or Brazilian pine.

NCBI Taxonomy
United States

Searchable and browsable taxonomy tree of organisms for which there are publicly available gene sequences.

Wollemi Pine International Pty Ltd.
United States

Joint venture aiming to propagate and market the Wollemi pine in Australia and internationally. Facts, photos, and news about the ...

Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle Tree)
United Kingdom

Image of mature tree and closeup photo of leaves.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine
United States

An exploration of this tree of western North America, consisting of two species (Pinus longaeva and P. aristata), including characteristics, ...

NOVA: Methuselah Tree
United States

Explores the life cycle of the world's oldest living thing: the bristecone pine of California's White Mountains.

United States

Description and images of this species, commonly known as Parana pine or Candelabra tree.

Wollemi Pine, The
United States

Scientific, historical, and growers information. Includes photo gallery.

Wollemi Pine
Germany

Information for kids about the so-called Dinosaur tree.

Pinus bungeana (Lacebark Pine)
United States

Brief fact sheet plus images of mature tree, twig, fruit, leaf, and back.

Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Island Pine)
United States

Describes physical characteristics and provides photos of mature tree, bark, fruit, and leaves.

Pinus flexilis (Limber pine)
Canada

Features photos of entire tree, leaves, and cone. Describes physical characteristics and habitat.

Pteridium aquilinum
United States

Photograph and detailed description of bracken.

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