Historical decline of red spruce populations and climatic warming

@article{Hamburg1988HistoricalDO,
  title={Historical decline of red spruce populations and climatic warming},
  author={Steven P. Hamburg and Charles V. Cogbill},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1988},
  volume={331},
  pages={428-431}
}
Within the scientific as well as the popular press there is a growing interest in the declining growth rates and increased mortality of red spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.) in the eastern United States1,2, and the possibility of a causal relationship with anthropogenic pollutants, particularly acidic deposition3–7. To evaluate this relationship we need to consider the long-term (200 year) population trend of this species (which has not been done to date). Potentially long-term changes are being… CONTINUE READING
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