Forests are more than carbon sinks

Forests are more than carbon sinks

Forests play an important role in the planet’s climate. In particular, they bind large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and bind it for long periods of time. But they also contribute to climate through other, much less documented phenomena. Deborah Lawrence of the University of Virginia, USA, and her colleagues assessed the … Read more

Climate: heat stroke on the beeches

Climate: heat stroke on the beeches

beech (Fagus sylvatica) is one of the dominant species in Europe. As such, it is among the best studied, particularly with regard to the effects of climate change on its abundance and productivity. “Previous studies have focused on small populations or at the regional level,” specifies Élodie Magnanou, CNRS researcher at the Oceanological Observatory of … Read more