How do trees go to sleep?

Scientists from Austria, Finland and Hungary are using laser scanners to study the day-night rhythm of trees. As it turns out, trees go to sleep too.

Read the full press release at
http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/10113/

Or in German (Wie schlafen Bäume?) at
http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/10113/

 

[added 19 May 2016: See media coverage at http://geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/new-scientist-reports-on-our-sleeping-trees-research-2016-05-19/]

[added 23 May 2016: See media coverage at http://geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/medienberichte-ueber-unsere-baum-schlaf-forschung-2016-05-23/]

[added 28 October 2016: See media coverage at http://geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/our-sleeping-trees-are-covered-in-the-media-again-2016-10-28/]

17.05.2016
Category: Photogrammetry

Trees have their own day-night rhythm too