The Science Behind the Respiration of Leaves
We often hear that trees and rainforests and plant life are the things that make our planet breathe- taking in Carbon Dioxide and releasing Oxygen. It happens at the smallest level on leaves- but have you ever wondered exactly what’s happening in each of these leaves? Have you ever considered the long-buried leaves from millennia ago- ancient forests which are now mined as other products like rubber, coal and oil?
A young biologist from the Conservancy of Southwest Florida did and his treatise on the importance of leaves and photosynthesis is making the rounds in Conservation circles.