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  1. #1 European alpine plant communities changing due to climate 
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    Recent published study in Nature shows the changing plant distribution of European alpine and sub-alpine mountain regions.

    "We provide evidence that the more cold-adapted species decline and the more warm-adapted species increase, a process described here as thermophilization. At the scale of individual mountains this general trend may not be apparent, but at the larger, continental scale we observed a significantly higher abundance of thermophilic species in 2008, compared with 2001. Thermophilization of mountain plant communities mirrors the degree of recent warming and is more pronounced in areas where the temperature increase has been higher."

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    European mountain vegetation shows effects of warmer climate

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