Sensitivity of Australia's Plants to Changes in Rainfall and Temperature

Global Satellite Map Highlights Sensitivity of Australia's Plants to Changes in Rainfall and Temperature

From ABC news: The International weekly Journal of Science – Nature, has just published (17 Feb 2016) a letter entitled “Sensitivity of global terrestrial ecosystems to climate variability”. The study suggests the vegetation of our interior does not respond to sudden increases in rainfall because it has "learned" that drought will soon follow. It also indicates the Murray-Darling Basin is one of the world's most ecologically sensitive zones, and highlights the fact that Australian flora is most sensitive to changes in water availability.

Read the full article at www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-18/global-map-highlights-sensitivity-of-australian-vegetation/7178164