TITLE

Changing Climate, Shifting Forests

AUTHOR(S)
Santiestevan, Cristina
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
American Forests;Winter2010, Vol. 115 Issue 4, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the impact of the climatic changes in the forests in the U.S. It states that there may be drastic changes in the in plant-hardiness zones due to the increase in temperature data and computer mapping technology. It notes that shifting plant-hardiness zones reflect the actual on-the ground changes in the entire ecosystem across the U.S. It adds that the climatic changes have changed and affect the country's temperatures and trees.
ACCESSION #
48307157

 

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