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Experiments May Understate Plant Responses to Climate

May 2, 2012

ornamental magnolia In an effort to understand how plants around the world will act in a warming climate, researchers have relied increasingly on experiments that measure how they respond to artificial warming. But a new study says that such experiments are underestimating potential advances in the timing of flowering and leafing four to eightfold, when compared with natural observations. Full Story

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