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Complexity revealed in the greening of the Arctic

Myers-Smith, Isla H. ; Kerby, Jeffrey T. ; Phoenix, Gareth K. ; Bjerke, Jarle W. ; Epstein, Howard E. ; Assmann, Jakob J. ; John, Christian ; Andreu-Hayles, Laia ; Angers-Blondin, Sandra and Beck, Pieter S.A. , et al. (2020) In Nature Climate Change 10(2). p.106-117
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As the Arctic warms, vegetation is responding, and satellite measures indicate widespread greening at high latitudes. This ‘greening of the Arctic’ is among the world’s most important large-scale ecological responses to global climate change. However, a consensus is emerging that the underlying causes and future dynamics of so-called Arctic greening and browning trends are more complex, variable and inherently scale-dependent than previously thought. Here we summarize the complexities of observing and interpreting high-latitude greening to identify priorities for future research. Incorporating satellite and proximal remote sensing with in-situ data, while accounting for uncertainties and scale issues, will advance the study of past,... (More)

As the Arctic warms, vegetation is responding, and satellite measures indicate widespread greening at high latitudes. This ‘greening of the Arctic’ is among the world’s most important large-scale ecological responses to global climate change. However, a consensus is emerging that the underlying causes and future dynamics of so-called Arctic greening and browning trends are more complex, variable and inherently scale-dependent than previously thought. Here we summarize the complexities of observing and interpreting high-latitude greening to identify priorities for future research. Incorporating satellite and proximal remote sensing with in-situ data, while accounting for uncertainties and scale issues, will advance the study of past, present and future Arctic vegetation change.

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  abstract     = {<p>As the Arctic warms, vegetation is responding, and satellite measures indicate widespread greening at high latitudes. This ‘greening of the Arctic’ is among the world’s most important large-scale ecological responses to global climate change. However, a consensus is emerging that the underlying causes and future dynamics of so-called Arctic greening and browning trends are more complex, variable and inherently scale-dependent than previously thought. Here we summarize the complexities of observing and interpreting high-latitude greening to identify priorities for future research. Incorporating satellite and proximal remote sensing with in-situ data, while accounting for uncertainties and scale issues, will advance the study of past, present and future Arctic vegetation change.</p>},
  author       = {Myers-Smith, Isla H. and Kerby, Jeffrey T. and Phoenix, Gareth K. and Bjerke, Jarle W. and Epstein, Howard E. and Assmann, Jakob J. and John, Christian and Andreu-Hayles, Laia and Angers-Blondin, Sandra and Beck, Pieter S.A. and Berner, Logan T. and Bhatt, Uma S. and Bjorkman, Anne D. and Blok, Daan and Bryn, Anders and Christiansen, Casper T. and Cornelissen, J. Hans C. and Cunliffe, Andrew M. and Elmendorf, Sarah C. and Forbes, Bruce C. and Goetz, Scott J. and Hollister, Robert D. and de Jong, Rogier and Loranty, Michael M. and Macias-Fauria, Marc and Maseyk, Kadmiel and Normand, Signe and Olofsson, Johan and Parker, Thomas C. and Parmentier, Frans Jan W. and Post, Eric and Schaepman-Strub, Gabriela and Stordal, Frode and Sullivan, Patrick F. and Thomas, Haydn J.D. and Tømmervik, Hans and Treharne, Rachael and Tweedie, Craig E. and Walker, Donald A. and Wilmking, Martin and Wipf, Sonja},
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  language     = {eng},
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  number       = {2},
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  publisher    = {Nature Research},
  series       = {Nature Climate Change},
  title        = {Complexity revealed in the greening of the Arctic},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0688-1},
  doi          = {10.1038/s41558-019-0688-1},
  volume       = {10},
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