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Documenting plant organ development

By | News, Plant Science

Delving deeper into organ development requires long-term monitoring of organ growth. Researchers have designed a novel approach that they employed to characterise growing leaves. Over several weeks scientists photographed more than 1,000 leaves at varying developmental stages. By applying targeted algorithms, they were able to reconstruct the complete story of leaf development.

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Scientists Estimate Carbon Stored in African Dryland Trees

By | Forestry, News, Plant Science

Using commercial, high-resolution satellite images and artificial intelligence, an international team mapped almost 10 billion individual trees in Africa’s drylands to assess the amount of carbon stored outside of the continent’s dense tropical forests. The result is the first comprehensive estimate of tree carbon density in the Saharan, Sahel, and Sudanian zones of Africa. The data are free and publicly available. 

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