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Hotter temperatures extend growing season for peatland plants
August 8, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A study published today in Nature revealed that turning up the heat accelerates spring greening in mature trees, shrubs and mosses and delays fall color change. A research team used direct observation and digital repeat photography to measure plant greenness over three years as part of the Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Changing Environments study, a unique ecosystem-scale experiment constructed and operated by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Full Story
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