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Ora Hazak – New Swiss Plant Science Web member

The Swiss Plant Science Web welcomes its new member Dr. Ora Hazak. Visit her personal SPSW research portfolio Signaling peptides in plant adaptation to abiotic stresses. She chairs a research group in the Department of Biology of the...
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Geniale Gewächse

Pflanzen haben weder Nasen, Augen oder Ohren. Trotzdem nehmen sie ihre Umgebung präzise wahr und reagieren aktiv auf Umwelteinflüsse. Das SRF Wissensmagazin «Einstein» zeigt überraschende Sinnesleistungen von Pflanzen und stellt die...

Julia Vorholt, ETH Zurich – elected EMBO Member

Prof. Dr. Julia Vorholt was elected an EMBO Member. She joins a group of 1800 outstanding life science researchers in Europe and around the world. EMBO will formally welcome its new Members and Associate Members at the annual Members’...
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Racing through the tropical rainforest

While forestry is the main reason for road building in the Congo Basin, not all roads result in deforestation. The decisive factor is how they’re used, writes Fritz Kleinschroth in an ETH Zurich Sustainability blog. In their Nature...
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Domino Effect of Species Extinctions Also Damages Biodiversity

The mutual dependencies of many plant species and their pollinators mean that the negative effects of climate change are exacerbated. As UZH researchers show, the total number of species threatened with extinction is therefore considerably...
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What’s gone wrong with biodiversity conservation? Early career essay competition

The Luc Hoffmann Institute is working in partnership with ETH Zürich, Future Earth, Nature Sustainability, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute, University College London Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research...
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Trois millions de francs pour l’herbier de Rousseau

L’Université de Neuchâtel a décroché un subside de plus de 3 millions de francs sur quatre ans pour une étude pionnière des collections botaniques de Jean-Jacques Rousseau et de plusieurs de ses contemporains. Cette étude,...
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Marie Barberon – New Swiss Plant Science Web member

The Swiss Plant Science Web welcomes its new member Prof. Marie Barberon. Visit...

Alarming extinction rate in plants

A comprehensive, global analysis of modern extinction in plants reveals alarming numbers. The project looked at more than 330,000 species and found that plants on islands and in the tropics were the most likely to be declared extinct....
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Simon Aeschbacher – New Swiss Plant Science Web member

The Swiss Plant Science Web welcomes its new member Dr. Simon Aeschbacher. Visit his personal SPSW research portfolio Plant adaptation and speciation in the face of gene flow.  Epigenetic control of gene expression and genome stability....