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Ecosystem responses to climate extremes

Extreme drought or wet conditions have now been found to strongly influence the vegetative development of ecosystems. Semi-arid regions are most affected — raising concerns about their vulnerability to long-term drought in the future.

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Figure 1: Hummock grassland during dry and wet growth seasons.

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Rammig, A., Mahecha, M. Ecosystem responses to climate extremes. Nature 527, 315–316 (2015).

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