Himalayas warmer than thought at in upper reaches finds study
| Tuesday | 1st January, 2019
It found that 47% of the tree lines did not show any elevational shift while 52% advanced to higher elevations.
One reason could be climate change which has led to temperature rise in higher elevations.
Another study published in December 2016 in the journal Global Change Biology found that two subalpine tree species of western North America were not moving to higher elevations as temperatures rise.
DEHRADUN: Conditions in high Himalayas are likely to be warmer than estimated, scientists at G B Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development in Almora have found.
The study found that warming decreased the young trees’ odds of survival.