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Trends in ecosystem recovery from drought

An analysis suggests that the time taken for ecosystems to recover from drought increased during the twentieth century. If the frequency of drought events rises, some ecosystems might never have the chance to fully recover. See Letter p.202

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Seneviratne, S., Ciais, P. Trends in ecosystem recovery from drought. Nature 548, 164–165 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/548164a

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