Trees Cope with Harsh Conditions, Surprising Researchers

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 09:30 in Biology & Nature

When a team of scientists started studying how native eucalyptus trees in Australia reacted to extreme heat and drought, they thought they knew what they would find. They expected to learn about the mechanisms of the trees' decline. They expected hydraulic failure and carbon starvation. But that's not what they saw.

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