Northern hardwood forests taking a hit from climate change

Summit Voice: Global warming plays out on a stage that`s much more complex than just a rising graph line in a climate model. In the northern hardwood forests of New England, for example, the models don`t account for factors critical to understanding forest response, such as hydrology, soil conditions, and plant-animal interactions, according to Dr. Peter Groffman, a microbial ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Those and other factors combined mean that climate change is poised to reduce......

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