Carbon uptake by forests will be compromised by climate change | New

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A new study led by Oregon State University suggests that the leaves of tree canopies are not able to cool below the temperature of the surrounding air, which likely means that the ability of trees to avoid temperature increases damage and extracting carbon from the atmosphere will be compromised in a warmer climate. , drier climate.

Findings from an international collaboration that included researchers from multiple universities and government agencies contrast with a prevailing theory in the scientific community that canopy leaves can maintain their temperature within an optimal range for photosynthesis – the process by which green plants make their food from sunlight and carbon dioxide.

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