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Flowering times shift with loss of species from a grassland ecosystem


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 01:00 PM

Scientists have documented many cases in which the timing of seasonal events, such as the flowering of plants or the emergence of insects, is changing as a result of climate change. Now researchers studying a grassland ecosystem in California have discovered that reducing the number of species in the system can also cause a significant shift in when the remaining species flower.

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