Pressed plant collections ‘hold climate clues’

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Les herbiers, une nouvelle source de données pour expliquer le changement climatique. Copyright AFP Photo

Plant cuttings in herbariums around the world could hold vital clues to how the natural world will respond to future climate shifts, say researchers.

Until now, reliable long-term data on plants’ natural cycles, such as when they come into flower, had been scarce.

BBC News

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