Monday, November 19, 2007

Articles of note in the Sterling Morton Library : November's Offerings

These are some recent articles that can be found within the journal collection of the Sterling Morton Library. Please visit the Library to discover the incredible botanical and horticultural resources that await you! If you are unable to visit the Library and interested in reviewing one of these articles, I would be delighted to assist you at

Enright, S.M. and D. Cipollini. Infection by powdery mildew Erysiphe cruciferarum (Erysiphaceae) strongly affects growth and fitness of Alliaria petiolata (Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany. v. 94, no. 11, p. 1813-1820.

Three cheers for anything that affects the growth and fitness of the nefarious garlic mustard!

Gilliam. F.S. The ecological significance of the herbaceous layer in temperate forest ecosystems. BioScience, v. 57, no. 10, p.845-858.
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Guisan, A., N. E. Zimmermann, J. Elith, C. H. Graham, S. Phillips, and A. T. Peterson. What matters for predicting the occurrencs of trees: techniques, data or species’ characteristics? Ecological Monographs, v. 77, no. 4, p. 615-630.

Oberndorfer, E., J. Lundholm, B. Bass, R. R. Coffman, H. Doshi, N. Dunnett, S. Gaffin, M. Köhler, K. K. Y. Liu, and B. Rowe. Green roofs as urban ecosystems: ecological structures, functions, and services. BioScience, v. 57, no. 10, p. 823-833.
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Patrut, A., K.F. Von Reden, D.A. Lowy, A.H. Alberts, J.W. Pohlman, R. Wittmann, D. Gerlach, L.Xu, C.S. Mitchell. Radiocarbon dating of a very large African baobab. Tree Physiology, v. 27, p. 1569–1574.

A fascinating account of the efforts to determine the age of the largest known African baobab, Grootboom. Growing in northeastern Namibia, this tree collapsed unexpectedly in 2004. Radiocarbon dating helped determine the tree’s age and also provided information on climate changes in central southern Africa.

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