Paleobotanist Brian Axsmith Dies
Paleobotanist Brian Axsmith Dies
The University of South Alabama professor, who died of complications related to COVID-19, reconstructed the historic range of plants that once grew in the southeastern US.
Paleobotanist Brian Axsmith Dies
Paleobotanist Brian Axsmith Dies

The University of South Alabama professor, who died of complications related to COVID-19, reconstructed the historic range of plants that once grew in the southeastern US.

The University of South Alabama professor, who died of complications related to COVID-19, reconstructed the historic range of plants that once grew in the southeastern US.

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A Smiling Garden, 1558
A Smiling Garden, 1558
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2020
An analysis of the En Tibi herbarium’s plants and handwriting has given clues to the identity of its maker.
Image of the Day: Fragmented Habitat
Image of the Day: Fragmented Habitat
Emily Makowski | Dec 17, 2019
Human activities may be affecting both narrow-ranged plants and widespread ones.
Plant Biologist Killed on Solo Camping Trip in British Columbia
Plant Biologist Killed on Solo Camping Trip in British Columbia
Shawna Williams | Aug 8, 2019
Leonard Dyck is remembered for sharing his passion for plants with students at the University of British Columbia.
Image of the Day: Flood Protection
Image of the Day: Flood Protection
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2018
Aphids induce their host plants to produce tiny hairs that help keep the surfaces water-repellent.
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Abby Olena | Aug 16, 2018
A 99-million-year-old beetle preserved in amber alongside grains of pollen likely pollinated prehistoric plants.
Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly
Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly
Catherine Offord | Jun 12, 2018
Although more evidence is needed to pin down a cause, researchers suspect that climate change is to blame.
Far Out Gardening
Far Out Gardening
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2018
Blast off into orbit, where researchers on the International Space Station are growing plants in systems that may one day sustain astronauts travelling far across the solar system and beyond.
China’s Flowers, 1922-1949
China’s Flowers, 1922-1949
Ashley Yeager | May 31, 2018
Austrian-American botanist Joseph Rock collected thousands of plant samples in his 27 years in the Middle Kingdom, leaving after the Communist Party’s takeover.
Image of the Day: Ant Attack!
Image of the Day: Ant Attack!
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 24, 2018
A new species of ant discovered in Borneo fends off invaders with a uniquely suicidal strategy.