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Climate Change Effect on Plant Communities Is Buffered by Large Herbivores, New Research Suggests
February 19, 2013
Can existing ecological communities persist intact as temperatures rise? A new study suggests that the answer to this question may have as much to do with the biological interactions that shape communities as with the effects of climate change itself.
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