Started 2nd Apr, 2023
  • University of Life

What impact does a structural increase of humidity and temperature have on the biosphere around the equator?

Where is the threshold of existence for the local species? Which ones can adapt to a potentially steam sauna-like ecosystem?
Interested in good research about the tipping points of the most relevant species around the equator?

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James Des Lauriers
Chaffey College, Alta Loma, CA
Hello Thomas; Perhaps some reading about the Mesozoic would yield some useful ideas. There were several intervals then when tropical temperatures were a good deal higher than today. Best regards, Jim Des Lauriers
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Thomas Schuermann
University of Life
Thank you very much for your view, James. Good idea will check it.
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Andrew Paul McKenzie Pegman
University of Auckland
If the humidity level is too high, plants cannot get rid of the water vapour, which stops the evaporation process and affects their growth. And each plant species has a suitable temperature range. Within this range, higher temperatures generally promote shoot growth, including leaf expansion and stem elongation and thickening. However, temperatures above the optimal range suppress growth :)
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