Forest response to climate change based on complex set of factors
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Global warming plays out on a stage that’s much more complex than just a rising graph line in a climate model.
In the northern hardwood forests of New England, for example, the models don’t account for factors critical to understanding forest response, such as hydrology, soil conditions, and plant-animal interactions, according to Dr. Peter Groffman, a microbial ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Continue reading “Environment: Northern hardwood forests poised to take big hit from global warming”