High CO2 Levels May Give Fast-Growing Trees an Edge

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Science  06 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5514, pp. 36-37
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5514.36

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Loblolly pines may reproduce earlier--and more abundantly--in a future environment pumped up with carbon dioxide, according to a new study reported on page 95. The conclusions are among several now beginning to emerge from an ambitious, decade-long project that aims to predict the effects of high COlevels on both the trees and the ecosystem as a whole. Already, the project has confirmed one key result of earlier small-scale experiments: that high COlevels can spur faster photosynthesis and growth.