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Permalink Research Reveals Duration of Drought Recovery

A study from the University of Utah, published in Nature, shows that the length of recovery from drought varies according to climatic conditions following the drought and the region of the world. High-latitude Arctic regions and the tropics of South America and Southeast Asia need up to two years to recover from drought, which is of particular concern because these regions store large amounts of carbon. Researchers pointed to concerns that more frequent droughts increase the likelihood that ecosystems may be hit with new droughts before they have recovered from the previous one, leading to ecosystem collapse from permanent vegetation damage. Plants can be so damaged during drought that they take years to recover, and areas where vegetation dies from drought may be permanently changed.

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