AlKhaleej Today, Free Press advances Meireles’ plant reflectance spectra research

AlKhaleej Today and The Free Press shared a media release about research from Dudu Meireles, an assistant professor of plant evolution and systematics at the University of Maine, about how plant reflectance spectra, or the light profile leaves reflect across different wavelengths, can illuminate the evolutionary history of seed plants. Meireles and his colleagues found that by measuring the light spectrum reflected by a leaf, they can identify the plant, learn about its chemistry and evolution, and pinpoint its place in the tree of life.