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Climate Change Effect on Plant Communities Is Buffered by Large Herbivores, New Research Suggests


February 19, 2013

an adult male caribou 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. Full Story

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