02 Nov '11, 1am

Trees Aren't Adapting to Climate Change as Predicted

Trees Aren't Adapting to Climate Change as Predicted

Numerous studies have shown the crucial role Earth's forests play in storing carbon and mitigating the effects of global warming , but according to the latest research, forests may be less capable of coping with climate change as previously thought. As temperatures rise, regions of favorable growing conditions shift towards the poles, experts expected plant species would migrate to survive, though it turns out not to be the case. Drake University professor James S. Clark , a leading expert on how climate change impacts trees, says that most forests in the eastern U.S. aren't migrating as effectively as was once believed. Instead of inching north towards higher altitudes and more familiar conditions, research suggests that 60 percent of plant species were experiencing contracting habitats, while only 21 percent showed some movement north. "Many models have suggested that tr...

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