The Extinction Risk for Stationary Plants

By | February 14, 2015

 

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In addition to migrating to more suitable locations, Earth’s plants have other ways of successfully responding to various pressures that might otherwise lead to their extinction. The “acid test” for any extinction hypothesis is to examine what appears to be happening – or what appears to actually have happened – in the real world, which is what is done here with respect to studies of plants that are fighting to survive under experimental settings or real-world locations where they periodically face various threats to their survival.