Which herb has grown against climate changes

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A semi-arid grassland in Jena’s Pennickental valley served as a test site
A semi-arid grassland in Jena’s Pennickental valley served as a test site in the recent study. Image: Till Deilmann

Botanical gardens are found all’over the world and are home to plants from all’over the world. They are therefore ideal study platforms for researchers to find out how different plants react to changes - for example as a result of climate change. Numerous scientific studies are now being carried out in cooperation with botanical gardens, including the "PhenObs" project of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv) . In a recent study, a team from the University of Jena has now been able to show that the adaptability of species observed in botanical gardens also allows conclusions to be drawn about natural environments. ...

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