Hacking code of leaf vein architecture solves mysteries, allows predictions of past climate

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 15:30 in Earth & Climate

Life scientists have discovered new laws leaves follow as they grow and evolve. These easy-to-apply mathematical rules can be used to better predict the climates of the past, as determined from the fossil record. This research has a range of fundamental implications in global ecology, and can improve prediction and interpretation of climate in the deep past from leaf fossils.

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