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Volume 20: March 2017
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Sea Hares Can Sustain Shell Calcification in Highly Acidified Water (29 March 2017)
Even when faced with extremely low pH and energetic constraints driven by ocean acidification, sea hares apparently have the ability to "take a licking and keep on ticking"...

Effects of Elevated CO2 on an Insect Herbivore (28 March 2017)
Elevated CO2 reduced herbivore abundance by 10 to 20 percent and did not alter insect outbreak potential or community compositional shifts...

CO2 Enrichment and Warming Boost Wheat Micronutrient Uptake (27 March 2017)
The extractability of soil micronutrients by wheat plants (and likely other crop plants as well) contributes significantly to the growth of the world's agricultural crops and the foods they provide for humanity...

The Impact of Elevated CO2 on Plant Pathogen Success (22 March 2017)
Higher levels of atmospheric CO2 increase plant defensive actions that thwart the impact of plant pathogens...

Long-Term Acclimation of Massive Corals to End-of-Century CO2 (21 March 2017)
It may take them a while, but earth's massive Porites corals possess the ability to successfully adjust to real-world ongoing increases in the atmosphere's CO2 concentration...

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Temperature on Cotton (20 March 2017)
A doubling of atmospheric CO2 and a seven degree Celsius rise in air temperature appear to benefit this important oilseed and fiber crop...

Plant Growth Database (20 March 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Japanese White Birch (Watanabe et al., 2016). To access the entire database, click here.

Terrestrial Carbon Uptake Slows Growth Rate of Atmospheric CO2 (16 March 2017)
It would appear that earth's plants know what's good for them ... and for us as well...

Warmer Winters Reduce Mortality in Europe (15 March 2017)
Analyses of data from sixteen European countries reveal that warmer is better in terms of reducing the number of lives lost to cold-related maladies during winter...

Some Corals Are Insensitive to Ocean Acidification and Warming (14 March 2017)
Another study reveals that certain species of corals are not significantly impacted by either ocean acidification or warming...

The Effects of Elevated CO2, UV-B and Low Temperature on Cotton (13 March 2017)
Cotton plants will benefit from rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and those benefits will help to reduce the deleterious impacts of growth-related stresses caused by low temperature and elevated UV-B radiation...

Plant Growth Database (13 March 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Wang et al., 2016). To access the entire database, click here.

Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Alleviate Salinity Stress in Wheat in Both Ambient and CO2-Enriched Air (10 March 2017)
When the going gets tough, it has long been said that the tough get going. And wheat, it would appear, is a good example of that philosophy...

The Olympia Oyster: Fighting Ocean Acidification Via Exaptation (9 March 2017)
It's a phenomenon by which one function trait is coopted by another to enhance environmental resilience...

Effects of Ocean Acidification on Wound Repairs of Porites Corals (8 March 2017)
There's a bright side to ocean acidification that may be a great help in enabling certain corals to overcome the negative -- and potentially deadly -- consequences of physical attacks by corallivorous fish...

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