Our latest publication in Nature Plants describes ancient trees as vital for ecosystems
A recent publication in Nature Plants describes that ancient trees play an essential role in forest dynamics and provide a great genetic and biological diversity which is essential in the global population of this ecosystem.
The work, which has been conducted by the ANTIOX principal investigator Prof. Sergi Munné-Bosch from the Faculty of Biology, the Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio) and the Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety Research (INSA) of the University of Barcelona, in collaboration with the experts Chuck Cannon, director of Center for Tree Science – The Morton Arboretum (United States), and Gianluca Piovesan, lecturer of Landscape, Environmental Planning and Design at the University of Tuscia (Italy), examined the demographical patterns that emerge from ancient forests over thousands of years, and a small proportion of trees result as life history ‘lottery winners’.
The University of Barcelona highlighted this work in one of their latest news because of the impact in our knowledge in forest ecosystems (access here to news).
We provide you in the following link the full published work: Nature Plants – Old and ancient trees are life history lottery winners and vital evolutionary resources for long-term adaptive capacity.