Devonian Tropical Plant Assemblages from Arctic Svalbard
Dr C Berry
7 January 2019
Project Background. The Devonian period (419-359 million years ago) is the critical time in Earth history when land plants evolved from being ankle high simple branched naked twigs to being leafy trees growing in complex forest ecosystems (Stein et al.
Ecological Function of a Water-sensing Molecular Fossil
Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
Dr P C Morris, Dr J Thompson, Dr R Alexander
18 January 2019
Abiotic stress tolerance in plants is a critical attribute and a key objective for plant breeders. The world is experiencing unprecedented increases in average global temperatures and extreme weather events leading to intermittent periods of drought and waterlogging (water stress).