Cool Jobs: Green Science

Scientists get at the root (and stem, leaf, flower, fruit and seed) of the relationship between plants and their environment

By Sharon Oosthoek, 12:36 PM March 14, 2013


This is one in a series on careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics made possible by support from the Northrop Grumman Foundation.


Even if trees cannot walk, they are still on the move.


In parts of the Arctic, entire forests are creeping northward. Luckily, ecologist Serge Payette is hot on their trail. Like the two other scientists we will meet here, Payette has spent decades trying to understand the often surprising ways plants influence their environment.


Together, thes...

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