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'Epidemiological' Tree Study Shows Impacts of Climate Change on Forests
April 4, 2011
Tree growth and fecundity--the ability to produce viable seeds--are more sensitive to climate change than previously thought, according to an 18-year study of 27,000 individual trees by Duke University researchers.
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