What’s missing from forest mortality projections? A look underground

Source: Science Daily

You can’t see it happening. But what goes on below ground in a forest is very important in determining its fate. In a study, scientists conclude that the sideways flow of water through soil can have an important impact on how riparian forests respond to climate change. Models used to predict the future plight of forests typically don’t account for this factor — but they should, researchers say.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211019223312.htm