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Interview with ESA Physiological Ecology poster prize winner – Beth Roskilly

Each year, the New Phytologist Trust sponsors the ESA Physiological Ecology Section award for the best poster presented by a graduate student at the ESA Annual Meeting.   The winner of the 2017 award was Beth Roskilly, ...

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Milkweeds dump defences when attacked by immune herbivores

Do you know what caused soldiers to stop wearing chainmail and steel plate armour?   Armies evolved away from heavy metallic armour because it ceased to be effective against modern weapons, and there was no longer any point inspendi...

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Solving the 'abominable mystery'

Flowers might have been brightening our world for much longer than previously thought. A new study by researchers from the UK and China, published in New Phytologist, may have uncovered the key to solving Darwin’s ‘abo...

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My take on the New Phytologist next generation scientists meeting

As you have seen, there were a number of interesting talks given over the second New Phytologist’s Next Generation Scientists meeting back in the summer of 2017.  I was lucky to be helping there myself.  If you attended, you may ha...

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Mark Rausher elected President of Society for the Study of Evolution

We are very pleased to report that New Phytologist Editor Mark Rausher has been elected as the Society for the Study of Evolution's next President. Co-Editor John Stinchcombe has been elected as the new Secretary.   ...

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Early career networking event at #SEBAMM

The New Phytologist Trust is pleased to sponsor a networking event at the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) annual meeting in Florence this July, aimed at early career scientists working on the response of plants to temperature changes. &...

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Thank you to all of our reviewers in 2017!

New Phytologist would like to thank all the individuals that reviewed manuscripts for the journal in 2017. The Editorial Board and Central Office staff greatly appreciate the contribution of our reviewers, each of whom volunteered their time and e...

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Less chewing the cud, more greening the fuel

Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million years.   The trouble ...

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Higher temperatures turn pollen purple

There are plenty of studies on how petal colour varies, but new research looks at differences in the performance of pollen under varied environmental conditions based on its colour. In the study of the North American herb Campanul...

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Prof. Dali Guo, 1971–2017

Dali Guo passed away on 19 November 2017 at the young age of 46 after an extended fight with lung cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife, Ping Wang and 14-year-old daughter, Hengjia.   Dali Guo. Photograph credit: Bo Liu. &nb...

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