Plants responding to global warming faster than expected

Monday, May 7th, 2012 8:53:27 by

Plants responding to global warming faster than expected

Recent research has proposed that plants are responding towards global warming much faster than anticipated levels. It has been demonstrated that the plants leaf out and flower start budding five to six days before temperature is raised.

It has been reported that plants response observed after 50 plant studies were accomplished in four continents, has turned out to be much higher than the ones obtained in laboratory studies. It has been revealed that time changes have been encountered when
plants develop, which relates to involvement of entire ecosystem, rather, it has been notified that certain evidences have been discovered, which depict that no more synchronization has been observed between food resources and animals dependent on them.

Elizabeth Wolkovich, an Ecologist at the University of British Columbia who led an interdisciplinary team of scientists that conducted the study, said, “This suggests that predicted ecosystem changes — including continuing advances in the start of spring
across much of the globe — may be far greater than current estimates based on data from experiments”.

Elsa Cleland, an Assistant Professor of Biology at UC San Diego and Senior Author of the study, affirmed that the findings of the study have suggested that these changes will affect several of species and even the ecosystem will be affected.

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