November 21, 2016

Between the Trees and the Tundra

Posted by larryohanlon

In Alaska, trees growing at the very edge of their northern range may be influenced by warming climate. Will they eventually take over the tundra beyond? Scientists from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and other institutions are studying how these remote ecosystems may change. Here’s a video from scientists at the northern edge of the treeline.

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Courtesy of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University’s Earth Institute.