Global climate data insufficiently explain composition of local plant species

The global climate influences regional plant growth – but not to the same extent in all habitats. This finding was made by geobotanists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) after analysing over 300,000 European vegetation plots. Their conclusion: No general prediction can be made about the effects of climate change on the Earth’s vegetation; instead, the effects depend to a large degree on local conditions and the habitat under investigation. The findings were published in „Nature Communications“.

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