forest ecology

Trees Are Even More Amazing Than We Realised

Trees Are Even More Amazing Than We Realised

Trees, is there anything they can’t do? Doubtful. Let’s see: producing half the world’s oxygen, providing habitat for millions of species, creating the soil and timber resources we depend on. Not bad. But all that’s just scratching the surface. As new research shows, there’s a lot more going on beneath…

You Can Thank A Fungus For These Crazy Hair Ice Sculptures

You Can Thank A Fungus For These Crazy Hair Ice Sculptures

Fungi are some of the weirdest and most fascinating creatures on Earth, but they have really outdone themselves with this one: Hair ice. According to new research, the icy hair-sculptures that crop up overnight in forests before melting away in the sun have fungal fingerprints all over them.