A recent article published in the NY Times suggests that the way forests work is shifting based on environmental factors. Based on the research done so far it looks like forests are able to make do with less water, making them more resilient against the higher temperatures and droughts we’re seeing with climate change.
A Harvard Scientist, Steven C. Wofsy, describes it as:
“at the cutting edge, opening new areas of inquiry, challenging accepted ideas. But it is the first word, not the last, on the question it is raising.”
To read more about this research read the NY Times Article:
Some Trees Use Less Water Amid Rising Carbon Dioxide, Paper Says