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Jun
8
comment Is there a comprehensive database of fossils (with images) online?
What are you looking for that these sites lack?
Jun
5
comment Online course on Plant Taxonomy and Physiology
What other science courses have you taken? What are your goals? It sounds like a general botany course that touches on these subjects would be a good place to start.
Jun
4
comment Online course on Plant Taxonomy and Physiology
these are traditionally taught separately, unless the class were to address the relationship between these topics.
Jun
2
answered Is there a good field methods book that covers terrestrial ecology?
Jun
2
comment Which concentration of BSA is recommended for dynamic light scattering experiments?
Needs more context. What is your goal? What have you tried? What references have you consulted?
Jun
1
comment Is it better to take a half dose of paracetamol and a half dose of ibuprofen together rather than a full dose of either?
It would help your point to remove the personal anectdote
May
29
comment Do trees really get a large share of their mass from the carbon in the air?
If increasing CO2 increases plant growth, then CO2 by definition limits plant growth. Your answer is good and but the limitation of plant growth is more complex than implied.
May
27
comment What is an simple way to burn glucose for visible effect?
You need to define "burn". In this context, it sounds like a synonym for "oxidize"
May
26
comment What is an simple way to burn glucose for visible effect?
Or put it in a balloon and watch the balloon inflate as the bread is converted to co2 by microbes
May
16
comment Death because of distilled water consumption
But if you drink distilled water and eat salt, there should be no effect?
May
16
comment Death because of distilled water consumption
An empirical if not wise approach
May
15
comment Is the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” beneficial for marine wildlife?
References? especially for the effects of habitat on biodiversity?
May
11
comment What generates variation in a species?
@John yes, there is also epigenetics
May
8
comment What is the most difficult feature to explain evolutionarily?
@andrei what role does belief play in science?
May
8
comment What is the most difficult feature to explain evolutionarily?
saw fit to develop? Please explain this in an evolutionary framework
May
3
accepted Does the use of “var”, “x”, and/or “ssp” in a scientific name provide specific information?
May
3
comment Does the use of “var”, “x”, and/or “ssp” in a scientific name provide specific information?
thank you for taking the time to do so.
May
2
comment How do plants intake minerals through their leaves?
A nice review by Wocjik (2004)
May
2
comment Does the use of “var”, “x”, and/or “ssp” in a scientific name provide specific information?
I don't dislike your answer, and the recent changes did provide additional information, but it doesn't answer my questions, For example: is the term varietal used only for cultivated plants? i.e. does use of "var" indicate that a species has been cultivated? Also, is there meaning to the different uses of "x", e.g. "Genus x species" vs "Genus species x otherspecies" vs "Genus xspecies"? Finally, is there a biological definition of 'subspecies' - e.g. can subspecies interbreed? Does subspecies have a consistent biological definition, or is it just used to describe distinct populations?
Apr
29
comment Why is 'Grudger' an evolutionary stable strategy?
great question. I hope one or all answers address group selection. Which I don't think was widely accepted at the time that the selfish gene was published.