The Effects of Warming on Alpine Vegetation in the Swiss Alps

September 2010
CO2 Science;9/1/2010, Vol. 13 Issue 35, p4
The article discusses a research study to determine the impacts of global warming on the Swiss Alps' alpine vegetation. Climatic conditions and plant growth at seventeen snow meteorological stations in different alpine regions throughout the mountainous parts of Switzerland were monitored for nearly a decade. Based on their findings, the researchers claim that warming is good for lands where the ability of earth's plants to grow to their full potential was limited by low temperatures, snow-cover and permafrost.


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