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Climate warming affects individual trees differently, driving evolutionary responses

9 July 2020

Research involving the University of Liverpool has revealed how natural selection can shape the long-term response of trees to climate change. Many tree species reproduce using a strategy called masting, where they switch between years of high and low seed production. Concentrating seed production into occasional bumper...

Eight Cambridge researchers elected as members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation

7 July 2020

Eight Cambridge researchers - six from the University of Cambridge and two from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology - are among the 63 scientists from around the world elected this year as Members and Associate Members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). EMBO Membership honours distinguished...

Gold mining restricts Amazon rainforest recovery

29 June 2020

Gold mining significantly limits the regrowth of Amazon forests, greatly reducing their ability to accumulate carbon, according to a new study. The researchers warn that the impacts of mining on tropical forests are long-lasting and that active land management and restoration will be necessary to recover tropical forests on previously mined lands.


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CambPlants is an umbrella organisation for those involved in plant-related research at the University of Cambridge, and the point of contact for external interested parties. We provide support for impact and translation activities – be that public engagement, industry collaboration, or informing policy. We help build relationships within the university and facilitate new interdisciplinary collaborations, as well as engaging with industry. Contact us to keep updated with the latest news or share information.