[PCA] NEWS: Plants to Climate Change: Go Ahead, Bring on Drought--We Dare You
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Fri Apr 5 09:28:42 CDT 2013
Plants to Climate Change: Go Ahead, Bring on Drought--We Dare You
Takepart.com -- 15 hrs ago
When the going gets tough, the plants keep growing.
A new study has found that various communities of plants around the world,
from forests to grasslands, all respond better to drought better than
previously known. As rainfall decreases, plants use water more efficiently.
But they also approach a point of "diminishing returns" beyond which their
efficiency plummets, and they become more likely to die out, said
University of Arizona researcher Guillermo Ponce-Campos.
See the link above for the full article text. If you have access to Nature,
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