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Autumn greening in a warming climate

Warming can change the vegetation growing season, but the response of autumn phenology to warming remains uncertain. Now research shows warming can lead to autumn greening by delaying leaf senescence, but carbon uptake is constrained by radiation.

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Fig. 1: Longer-lasting vegetation greenness does not mean a stronger carbon sink.

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Jeong, S. Autumn greening in a warming climate. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 712–713 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0852-7

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