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Subalpine meadow - Olympic Peninsula

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Subalpine meadow near Deer Park campground on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. The range of trees in subalpine areas may shift in elevation with climate change. Treeline elevation shifts may be difficult to predict in a changing climate because warming may aid in uptake and use – or assimilation – of carbon, increasing tree establishment, or may exacerbate drought conditions, reducing carbon assimilation and establishment.


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