Eurasian Arctic greening

03 June 2012

Nature Climate Change

doi:10.1038/nclimate1558 Authors: Marc Macias-Fauria, Bruce C. Forbes,Pentti Zetterberg & Timo Kumpula

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Arctic warming has been linked to observed increases in tundra shrub cover and growth in recent decades on the basis of significant relationships between deciduous shrub growth/biomass and temperature. These results have significant implications for modelling present and future Low Arctic vegetation responses to climate change, and emphasize the potential for structurally novel ecosystems to emerge from within the tundra zone.