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Title: Tree Death Study's Climate Change Connections

Abstract

What are the exact physiological mechanisms that lead to tree death during prolonged drought and rising temperatures? These are the questions that scientists are trying to answer at a Los Alamos National Laboratory research project called SUMO. SUMO stands for SUrvival/MOrtality study; it's a plot of land on the Lab's southern border that features 18 climate controlled tree study chambers and a large drought structure that limits rain and snowfall. Scientists are taking a wide variety of measurements over a long period of time to determine what happens during drought and warming, and what the connections and feedback loops might be between tree death and climate change.

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1134804
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CLIMATE CHANGE; GLOBAL WARMING; FOREST MORTALITY; TREE DEATH; BARK BEETLE; PLANT MORTALITY; PLANT SURVIVAL

Citation Formats

McDowell, Nate. Tree Death Study's Climate Change Connections. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
McDowell, Nate. Tree Death Study's Climate Change Connections. United States.
McDowell, Nate. Mon . "Tree Death Study's Climate Change Connections". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1134804.
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abstractNote = {What are the exact physiological mechanisms that lead to tree death during prolonged drought and rising temperatures? These are the questions that scientists are trying to answer at a Los Alamos National Laboratory research project called SUMO. SUMO stands for SUrvival/MOrtality study; it's a plot of land on the Lab's southern border that features 18 climate controlled tree study chambers and a large drought structure that limits rain and snowfall. Scientists are taking a wide variety of measurements over a long period of time to determine what happens during drought and warming, and what the connections and feedback loops might be between tree death and climate change.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {9}
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