Climate change also shifts the tallest trees on earth

Berkeley/Leipzig. Climate change will shift the distribution area of coast redwoods in California about 70 to 200 kilometers to the north. The famous tallest trees in the world could entirely disappear south of San Francisco in a decade, but on the other hand increasing to the north. This is the result of a study by the University of California and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. They analyzed historic climate data in order to make more accurate ecological predictions possible from global climate models. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)