Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 24, 2020

How do conifers survive droughts? 

ScienceDaily reports

Study points to existing roots, not new growth: Scientists can’t see underground, but computational models are providing a new way to investigate how root systems might be changing

As the world warms, a new study is helping scientists understand how coniferous forests may respond to drought. The research addresses a classic question in the field: When conditions are dry for long periods of time, do trees survive by growing new roots to tap water sources, or by relying on established roots that already go deep?

Read full story at  How do conifers survive droughts? Study points to existing roots, not new growth: Scientists can’t see underground, but computational models are providing a new way to investigate how root systems might be changing — ScienceDaily


Responses

  1. […] via How do conifers survive droughts?  — Natural History Wanderings […]

    Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

%d bloggers like this: