Global warming: Forest timberline impacts not so clear

Summit Voice: For residents of high-elevation regions, including Colorado -- the impacts of global warming include a potentially radical change in the composition of plant communities. In mountainous areas, the distribution of many species is limited by factors related to elevation, including temperature. With warmer and drier conditions potentially limiting growth at lower elevations, scientists have already documented the treeline creeping upward in some areas, but there are additional factors to consider,......

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