climate change

What a difference a warm day makes

by Ed Tripp, Nottingham

Temperature affects plant growth

The heather that I placed in sand in May has been growing well ever since.

The most striking thing is the difference in size of the plants between the different temperatures. The plants grown in the highest temperature are nearly twice the size of those grown in the coldest temperature (see pictures).

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Addressing Climate Change

by Ed Tripp, University of Nottingham

Climate Change and Heathland

Labelled soil samplesSo all the dirt collecting has been done. It took two months and a good few thousand miles to get there, but I finally collected the three hundred soil samples that I needed. I can now work in the lab to find out what my data is showing about enzymes in heathland soils, and how this might be affecting heathland plants.

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