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    To prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems, the UN has declared the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Fallow-derived vanilla agroforestry can support the restoration of biodiversity in agricultural lands and provide a profitable alternative to further expansion into old-growth forest.

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    Numerous well-preserved Eocene (~39 Ma) plant spine fossils discovered in the central Tibetan Plateau, combined with molecular phylogenetic reconstruction, point to a rapid diversification of spiny plants in Eurasia around that time.

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    By constructing experimental plant neighborhoods and performing a subsequent microbiome transplant experiment, Meyer et al. (2022) have provided evidence that a plant's neighbors can play a decisive role in the formation of its microbiome.

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