Glimpses of the future: Drought damage leads to widespread forest death
Glimpses of the future: Drought damage leads to widespread forest death,
March 30, 2015,
The 2000-2003 drought in the American southwest triggered a widespread die-off of forests around the region. A Carnegie-led team of scientists developed a new modeling tool to explain how and where trembling aspen forests died as a result of this drought. It is based on damage to the individual trees' ability to transport water under water-stressed conditions.