Megaherbs Research Shows Adaptation to Subantarctic Climate


Research into Subantartcic flowering megaherbs has shown that they adapt to make the most of the weather conditions on the Subantarctic Islands.  Of particular note is the Pleurophyllum speciosum on Campbell Island.  Our Southern Ocean expeditions explore Campbell Island during the megaherb flowering season and the size and beauty of these massive flowering plants are a highlight. 

For the recent TVNZ article click here.

For the full Polar Research article titled 'Leaf and Floral Heating in Cold Climates: Do Sub-Antarctic Megaherbs Resemble Tropical Alpine Giants?' click here.


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Category: Subantarctic Islands
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