Wired Forest May Reveal How New England Forests Respond to Climate Change

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Pamela Templer, College of Arts & Sciences

Monitoring a forest in New Hampshire provides clues to how important trees, such as maples, respond to changed conditions due to global warming…

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“It’s somewhat counterintuitive, but snow actually acts like a blanket. And so if you have a sufficient snowpack on the ground, all the organisms that live under that snowpack are snuggly warm. It’s like being inside of an igloo.”

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