Dry Leaves Reveal Past Climate Conditions
Accurate measurements better reconstruct ecosystem environments.
Inside Science Buzzwords:
- Herbarium - A collection of preserved whole plants or parts of plants.
- Plant biologist - Scientists who study topics such as how plants evolved on Earth, their structure, how they grow and develop, and how they interact with the environment.
- Leaf shrinkage - The process that occurs once leaves are removed from a plant, causing them to lose water and degrade and shrink in size.