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Bark thickness across the angiosperms: more than just fire
29 February, 2016
FABI TPCP
Bark is a tree's first line of defense against what - or whoever - intends harm. An interestingarticle about the selective forces acting on bark thickness of 640 angiosperm species.   read more
New Book: “Forestry and Water Conservation in South Africa”
29 February, 2016
FABI TPCP
This innovative interdisciplinary study focuses on the history, science, and policy of tree planting and water conservation in South Africa. South Africa's forestry sector has sat - often controversially - at the crossroads of policy and scientific debates regarding water conservation read more
How good fungi can protect a tree from bad fungi
23 February, 2016
FABI TPCP
An interesting example from The Scientist of how endophytic fungi can protect a plant... read more
The importance of plant science
23 February, 2016
FABI TPCP
A link to a video and one to an article about a retiring Plant Geneticist explaining why her field is important. There are clear messages for us all working in forestry and related fields...
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Dual RNA-sequencing of Eucalyptus nitens during Phytophthora cinnamomi challenge reveals pathogen and host factors influencing compatibility
15 February, 2016
Frontiers
Damage caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi Rands remains an important concern on forest tree species. The pathogen causes root and collar rot, stem cankers and dieback of various economically important Eucalyptus spp... read more
Satellite sensors would deliver global fire coverage
15 February, 2016
NASA
Wildfires can wreak havoc on human health, property and communities, so it's imperative to detect them as early as possible. That's why NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is working on a concept for a network of space-based sensors called FireSat... read more
Fieldtrip to KZN Midlands
1 February, 2016
TPCP
A group from the TPCP will be in the Midlands area 1-4 February 2016.  If you have any pest or disease problems you want us to look at or need samples brought back to the Diagnostic clinic, please let us know. read more

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