Climate change continues to reshape our ecosystems. A study published in the journal Global Change Biology has shown that between 2000 and 2010, 70% of high-altitude forests have gained height, averaging 1.20 meters.
This observation is based on the mapping of nearly one million kilometers of high-altitude forest edges distributed worldwide. Among the 243 regions examined, researchers found that tropical areas are experiencing the most significant rise in forest edges, approximately 3 meters per year.
These changes are altering ecosystems, but it is still challenging to assess their concrete environmental consequences.
Source: Courrier International