How Climate Change Will Transform the National Parks' Iconic Animals and Plants (Smithsonian)

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WERC Ecologist Nate Stephenson talks about how climate change could affect trees in National Parks in this article from Smithsonian.com.

An article on the Smithsonian's website quotes USGS Western Ecological Research Center scientist Nate Stephenson on the impacts that climate change may have on giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in Sequoia National Park. As temperatures warm and snowpack that sustains the massive trees through the dry summer decreases, giant sequoias could face higher mortality rates.