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Justin Mankin's paper on the role of plants in future freshwater availability has been published in Nature Geosciences
Justin Mankin, a former postdoctoral fellow in the Paleodynamics Lab, has published a paper in Nature Geosciences on the role of plants in future freshwater availability. Plants are expected to generate more global-scale runoff under increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations by reducing evapotranspiration.
The way that plants and trees respond to a warming climate and increasing levels of atmospheric CO2 has a significant impact on how they use water.
But will this leave more or less freshwater available for societies to use? That millions of people suffer from life-threatening water stresses in the current climate tells us that the answer to this question really matters.