Journal Club

Highlighting recently published papers selected by Academy members

Category Archives: Ecology

Harvard Research Forest–Fertile soil for scientists and artists

[slideshow_deploy id=’673′]   The Harvard Research Forest might not seem like the most obvious or attractive location for creating nature photography. The trees are wrapped in cables, shrubs enclosed in plastic, and unsightly pipes run from here to there. The forest, … Continue reading

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Sex and poison: A closer look at plant mating strategies

Plant sex just got a little more interesting. By switching mating systems, casting off the normal, play-it-safe requirement to cross breed and adopting the ability to self-fertilize, plants are more likely to evolve the ability to ramp up chemical defenses … Continue reading

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Frog-hopping across drifting continents

Some time in the past 70 million years, the land mass that we now call India rammed into current-day Asia. Rocks were squeezed skyward to form the Himalayan Mountains and land-bound creatures from each continent expanded their ranges into the … Continue reading

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