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A message from grasses

February 21st, 2021 No comments

This video provides a powerful message from grasses to the world, written and narrated by William Bond: The Untold Story of Grasses.

Grasses created an open sunlit world, rich in plants and animals.

When you support a tree planting project … Stop. Think. Are the trees restoring a forest? Or are they destroying an ancient grassland? What might be lost?

Further readings

  • Bond WJ. 2019. Open Ecosystems: Ecology and Evolution Beyond the Forest Edge. Oxford University Press.
  • Pausas JG. & Bond WJ. 2019. Humboldt and the reinvention of nature. J. Ecol. 107: 1031-1037. [doi | jecol blog | pdf]
  • Pausas JG. & Bond WJ. 2020. Alternative biome states in terrestrial ecosystems. Trends Plant Sci. 25: 250-263. [doi | sciencedirect | cell | pdf]
  • Afforestation is not a solution to mitigate CO2 emissions [link]
  • Mythbusting forests, by WJ Bond [link]