City fern, country fern: Citizen science is helping to study why some plants love the city life

In research published in the American Journal of Botany, University of Connecticut Department of Earth Sciences Assistant Professor in Residence Tammo Reichgelt has used citizen science data to show that while some ferns prefer to remain rural, others thrive in urban settings and could play a role in mitigating the urban heat island effect.

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