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Evolution is a driving mechanism behind plant migration

 

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Evolving plant populations dispersed seeds and migrated 11 percent farther in landscapes with favorable conditions, as shown here.
Credit: Jonathan Levine

Evolution drives how fast plants could migrate with climate change

Source: University of British Columbia

Summary:

New research suggests evolution is a driving mechanism behind plant migration, and that scientists may be underestimating how quickly species can move.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.