Tag Archives: plants

Botanical support: How can plants help control landslides?

Landslides, when occur, account for huge destruction to both life and property. What landslides are and what are the measures one could take to prevent them has been already mentioned here. When it comes to prevention of landslides, a neat relationship between landslide and botany is seen. One of the measures is to grow trees up slope as it will slow down the flow of water and roots binding the soil will thus prevent soil erosion. But just planting any tree or shrub won’t be beneficial…

Continue reading Botanical support: How can plants help control landslides?

Advertisements

Adaptations: Another tool for diversity

The key factor for generation of diversity on Earth is evolution, as I told you in my previous blog Diversity on Earth: How is it created and maintained?

I also mentioned that environmental disturbances play a major role in the initiation of evolution. In this blog, I’d like to throw some light on exactly what role environmental factors play, and what it leads to. Continue reading Adaptations: Another tool for diversity