Nature Climate Change
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Authors: Marc Macias-Fauria, Bruce C. Forbes,Pentti Zetterberg & Timo Kumpula
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.