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Volume 21: June 2018
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Last 15 Postings

The Combined Effects of Elevated CO2 and Water Supply on Three CAM Species (19 June 2018)
Plants utilizing the CAM pathway of carbon fixation are generally thought to not be that responsive to CO2 enrichment. This study on three Aechmea species suggests otherwise...

Plant Growth Database (18 June 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Mungbean (Dey et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Thermal Behavioral Resilience of a Threatened Desert Lizard (17 June 2018)
The burrowing habits of the great desert skink help make this lizard species resilient to future projections of global warming...

The Transgenerational Plasticity of the Purple Sea Urchin (16 June 2018)
The offspring of parents who were subjected to a higher seawater pCO2 environment are conditioned to better subsist in such an environment that the offspring of parents who were subjected to a lower seawater pCO2 environment...

The Growth Trends of Merkus Pine Trees in Central Vietnam (15 June 2018)
How have they responded to the 0.18 °C per decade increase in mean annual temperature that has occurred here since 1960?...

Elevated CO2 Helps Mitigate the Negative Growth Effects of Soil Arsenic Contamination (14 June 2018)
Five thale cress ecotypes experienced an average 29% increase in above ground biomass in response to atmospheric CO2 enrichment when growing in three different levels of soil arsenic concentration...

Plant Growth Database (12 June 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Bahrami et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

A 145-year Continent-wide Increase in Mountain-top Species Richness (11 June 2018)
Contrary to assertions of global warming alarmists, plant life in alpine regions is not in danger of being pushed off the planet towards extinction in consequence of rising temperatures...

The Combined Impact of Ocean Warming, Acidification and Eutrophication on a Green Seaweed (10 June 2018)
Far from harming this seaweed species, the predicted trilemma of marine doom -- ocean warming, acidification and eutrophication -- is shown to promote the quality of Ulva rigida, enhancing many dietary substances found in this green seaweed...

The Combined Effects of Elevated CO2 and a Massive Heat Wave on Lentil (9 June 2018)
A relatively small 150 ppm enhancement of atmospheric CO2, during daylight hours only, is sufficient to completely ameliorate and overpower the negative effects of a massive (and likely unrealistic) 3-day, 15-20°C heatwave on two lentil cultivars...

Three Decades of Winter Bird Abundances in Russia (4 June 2018)
A new analysis conducted in the Tartarstan Republic of Russia reveals a warming climate has likely helped to increase the abundances of ten bird populations...

Two Thousand Years of Drought in Central Mongolia (3 June 2018)
How does the recent extreme drought of 2001, which was recorded in the instrumental era, compare with natural drought frequency and severity over the past 2000 years?...

Plant Growth Database (3 June 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Soybean (Singh and Reddy, 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

The Impact of Elevated CO2 and Waterlogging on Sweet Cherry (2 June 2018)
Elevated CO2 reduced the stress caused by waterlogging, thereby increasing plant photosynthesis and growth while preserving turgor through the enhanced accumulation of soluble sugars and starch...

Ocean Acidification Effects on Copepod Egg Hatching Success (1 June 2018)
At normal and elevated temperatures, ocean acidification predictions for the next century and beyond suggest no impact on the egg hatching success of an important planktonic copepod...

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