Earlier snowmelt and warming lead to earlier but not necessarily more plant growth

@inproceedings{Livensperger2016EarlierSA,
  title={Earlier snowmelt and warming lead to earlier but not necessarily more plant growth},
  author={Carolyn Livensperger and Heidi Steltzer and Anthony J Darrouzet-Nardi and Patrick F Sullivan and Matthew David Wallenstein and Michael N. Weintraub},
  booktitle={AoB PLANTS},
  year={2016}
}
Climate change over the past ∼50 years has resulted in earlier occurrence of plant life-cycle events for many species. Across temperate, boreal and polar latitudes, earlier seasonal warming is considered the key mechanism leading to earlier leaf expansion and growth. Yet, in seasonally snow-covered ecosystems, the timing of spring plant growth may also be… CONTINUE READING