CSU, CU researchers aid warming study


After just two growing seasons, mosses and lichens began to disappear, and grasses and shrubs began to dominate, the team reported. Overall, plant cover increased in the plots, a trend that could amplify warming because plants can help capture heat at the Earth’s surface. The authors include Julia Klein at Colorado State University’s Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory and Paul Lee Turner at the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado-Boulder.