Forest growth in drier climates will be impacted by reduced snowpack

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A new study suggests that future reductions in seasonal snowpack as a result of climate change may negatively influence forest growth in semi-arid climates, but less so in wetter climates.

Associated journal article: Kelly E. Gleason, John B. Bradford, Anthony W. D’Amato, Shawn Fraver, Brian Palik, Mike A. Battaglia. Forest density intensifies the importance of snowpack to growth in water‐limited pine forestsEcological Applications, 2020; DOI: 10.1002/eap.2211

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