Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Diverse Tree Portfolio Weathers Droughts Better

Scientific American recently published an article about a new study that looked at how different forests around the world handle drought. What they found was that forests that have a large variety of different tree species were more resilient in a drought than forests with few different types of trees. They attribute the difference to the variety of ways that different tree species conserve water in dry conditions. You can listen to the podcast or read the transcript at https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/diverse-tree-portfolio-weathers-droughts-better/.

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