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Ecology: Drought and dead trees

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Nature Climate Change. 1: 444-445.


Drought has emerged as a major threat to the world's forests. A study shows that tree mortality in Canada's boreal forests has increased by nearly 5% per year—much higher than expected—owing to water stress from regional warming.


Birdsey, Richard; Pan, Yude. 2011. Ecology: Drought and dead trees. Nature Climate Change. 1:(12) 444-445.

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