Why are plants green?

Sure, plants are green because their cells contain chloroplasts which have the pigment chlorophyll which absorbs deep-blue and red light, so that the rest of the sunlight spectrum is being reflected, causing the plant to look green. What about the methodological reason why plants do not take advantage of the green light since sunlight emits the…

How plants react to biotic and abiotic stress

Plants are constantly confronted by both abiotic and biotic stresses that seriously reduce their productivity. Plants responses to these stresses are complex and involve numerous physiological, molecular, and cellular adaptations. Plants have to deal with various and complex types of interactions involving numerous environmental factors. It the course of evolution, they have evolved specific mechanisms…

Midsummer meadow plants (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

After incessant raining for the past few days, finally came sun. It feels like real summer in the air. The rustle of the high gold grass and sight on surrounding hills. Inner peace and serenity. I was on a hunt for some interesting meadow plants which flourish in July. Vicia cracca L. (Fabaceae) Achillea millefolium…

The Example of Plant Adaptation- Serpentine Endemism

Serpentine soils are a model system for the study of plant adaptation, speciation, and species interactions. Serpentine soil is edaphically stressful, low productivity soil type that hosts stunted vegetation and a spectacular level of plant endemism. Serpentine soils are a model system for the study of evolution, ecology, and conservation. They are edaphically stressful for…

Call for LOIs: Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot Small Grants

Deadline: 14 September 2018 CEPF and BirdLife International as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the hotspot, are inviting proposals in the form of Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot Small Grants program from non-governmental organizations, community groups, private enterprises, universities and other civil society organizations. Funding Information The minimum budget per project is…