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Hotter temperatures extend growing season for peatland plants


August 8, 2018

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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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