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In Forests, Past Disturbances Obscure Warming Impacts
March 5, 2012
Past disturbances, such as logging, can obscure the effects of climate change on forest ecosystems. So reports a study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper, which explores nitrogen dynamics, found that untangling climate impacts from other factors can be difficult, even when scientists have access to decades of data on a forest's environmental conditions.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
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