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Where Have All Thoreau's Flowers Gone?

Science  04 Jul 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5885, pp. 24-25
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5885.24b

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Summary

By retracing Henry David Thoreau's footsteps during his famous stay at Walden Pond, researchers have detected a disturbing pattern in the fate of scores of plant species as the New England climate has changed since Thoreau's time, one that they described last week at the Evolution 2008 meeting.