SDG 13: Climate Action

How is Darwin's observation about plants helping scientists tackle the climate crisis?

'Following Darwin’s thinking, there is growing awareness that the best, healthiest forests are ones with the greatest variety of trees - and trees of various ages.' Image: UNSPLASH/Hulki Okan Tabak

Rob MacKenzie

Christine Foyer

Professor of Plant Sciences, University of Birmingham

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Images showing how trees grow more strongly when planted in diverse forests, compare the size of the trees at 11-years-old
Images showing how trees grow more strongly when planted in diverse forests, compare the size of the trees at 11-years-old. The tree on the right was planted in a more diverse area Image: The conversation, Author provided

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