July 11, 2022

More Genome Copies in Switchgrass Linked to More Climate Flexibility and Adaptation

Varieties of switchgrass with different numbers of genome copies use different strategies in adapting to changes in climate and location.

June 29, 2022

‘Extreme’ Plants Grow Faster in the Face of Stress

Comparative genomics reveals physical differences in how a stress hormone regulates growth in plants that can survive extreme environmental conditions.

June 24, 2022

Investigating the Dynamics that Reshape Permafrost Environments

Monitoring data find that small spatial differences in snow cover, vegetation, and other factors shape how permafrost thaws.

June 21, 2022

Watching Plant Roots Grow in a Transparent Simulated Soil

The rhizosphere-on-a-chip offers an easier way to study a plant’s influence underground.

June 15, 2022

A New Approach Produces a 90-Fold Increase in Known Viral Taxa

Researchers leverage viruses identified from worldwide environmental samples to expand knowledge of viral taxa and their role in tree microbiomes.

June 1, 2022

How Buildings Contribute to Urban Heating during Heat Waves

A bottom-up approach quantifies the contributions of human-caused heating from building energy use during extreme heat events.

May 31, 2022

How Can Changes to Urban Neighborhoods and Buildings Affect Microclimates and Energy Use?

Computational work uses a Chicago neighborhood to understand and quantify climate effects on building energy use from changes in urban design.

May 25, 2022

Capturing Biogeochemical Details in River Corridor Models

A new way of representing river-groundwater exchanges paves the way for next-generation river network modeling.

May 23, 2022

Not Just Pollen in the Spring: Wild Grass Releases a Variety of Particles into the Air

Researchers find that fungal spores are most abundant during initial growth, while bacteria predominate during flowering and fruit development.

May 9, 2022

How Does Drizzle Form? Machine Learning Improves Models of these Processes

Machine Learning offers New Insights and New Parameterization for the path from Drizzle Drops to Warm Rain