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Drought is endemic to the American West along with heatwaves and intense wildfires. But scientists are only beginning to understand how the effects of multiple droughts can compound to affect forests differently than a single drought alone.Associated journal article: William R. L. Anderegg, Anna T. Trugman, Grayson Badgley, Alexandra G. Konings, John Shaw. Divergent forest sensitivity to repeated extreme droughts. Nature Climate Change, 2020; DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-00919-1