Behind the Cover: New Phytologist 219:4, September 2018

Dawn light filters through fog between the trees. The scent of needles rises as the air warms. Leaves drip. Emily Burns walks between redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) on the Californian coast. Donning a helmet and harness, Emily clips onto a rope and climbs high into the canopy. As she ascends, the light brightens and the fog thins. Finally reaching a height of 72 metres, Emily...
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Behind the Cover: New Phytologist 213:1, January 2017

It may look like any other leaf canopy, but the cassava leaves on the front cover of the first issue of New Phytologist for 2017 could hold part of the key to feeding the world’s growing population. In their Tansley review, Amanda De Souza and colleagues from the University of Illinois, IL, USA, and Lancaster Environment Centre, UK, describe how the yield of cassava, a stapl...
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Behind the Cover: New Phytologist 210:4, June 2016

How do seagrasses tolerate ‘living near the edge’? The tropical seagrass, Enhalus acoroides, pictured in the cover photo of New Phytologist 210:4 grows in a stressful environment, in which extreme tides, low oxygen concentrations and high temperatures are regular features. The associated article by Pedersen, et al. (2016) suggests that rising temperatures may force the seagrass...
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