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Further up

Certain plant species are migrating to higher altitudes and how they adapt to these new conditions is being tested in terraXcube.

Annelie Bortolotti
© Eurac Research | Annelie Bortolotti
08 June 2022by Giovanni Blandino

Climate change and rising temperatures are increasingly pushing animals, plants, and microorganisms to higher altitudes. But how do living beings adapt to new conditions? A study taking place in the terraXcube, Eurac Research's extreme climate simulator, observes how reduced atmospheric pressure affects photosynthesis and transpiration in plants. And whether soil microorganisms can support this adaptation.


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