Forest Growth Has Accelerated as the Air's CO2 Content Has Risen

April 2010
CO2 Science;4/14/2010, Vol. 13 Issue 15, p6
The article discusses a research study on the increase in forest biomass accumulation in areas where nutrients and water are not limiting. It references a study by S. M. McMahon et al, published in a 2010 issue of the journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences." A review of the related literature is offered. It offers a brief information on the methodology of the study. Possible factors that may have contributed to the increases in forest plot growth are increases in temperature, growing season and atmospheric carbon dioxide.


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