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Stream metabolism heats up

Higher stream temperatures as the climate warms could lead to lower ecosystem productivity and higher CO2 emissions in streams. An analysis of stream ecosystems finds that such changes will be greatest in the warmest and most productive streams.

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Fig. 1: A stream in Iceland.

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Heffernan, J.B. Stream metabolism heats up. Nature Geosci 11, 384–385 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-018-0148-y

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