From sea to summit: plant colonisation of the land

When plants moved from water onto land, everything changed. Nutrients were scavenged from rocks to form the earliest soils, atmospheric oxygen levels rose dramatically, and plants provided the food that enticed other organisms to expand across the terrestrial world. Building on the success of a meeting in 2010, the New Phytologist Trust organised a multidisciplinary symposiu...
Read More

Ancient and modern threats to Sir Arthur’s woodlands – forests of temperate climates

In a new guest post, author Frank Gilliam tells the story behind his Tansley review, 'Forest ecosystems of temperate climatic regions: from ancient use to climate change'. Find out more about the Tansley reviews series, and search the database, here. I suspect that I am not alone among my fellow plant ecologists in having professional ‘heroes’—individuals who played crucial ...
Read More