Forest dieback


Forest dieback

Dieback is a condition in trees or woody plants in which peripheral parts are killed, either by parasites or due to conditions like acid rain.

Two of the nine "tipping points" for major climate changes in the next century are directly related to forest diebacks [ [http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/MediaAlerts/2008/2008020426195.html NASA article] ] [ [http://www1.uea.ac.uk/cm/home/services/units/mac/comm/media/press/2008/feb/homepagenews/%25E2%2580%2598Tipping%2Bpoints%25E2%2580%2599%2Bcould%2Bcome%2Bthis%2Bcentury Original National Academy of Science article] ] .

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