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Which Plants Will Survive Droughts, Climate Change?

Scientists have made a fundamental discovery that predicts how diverse plant species and vegetation types worldwide will tolerate drought, which is critical given the threats posed by climate change.

Droughts are worsening around the world, posing a great challenge to plants in all ecosystems, said Lawren Sack, a University of California-Los Angeles professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and senior author of the research. Scientists have debated for more than a century how to predict which species are most vulnerable.

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