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Slice of PLOS : Mesocosms and Climate Change [PLOS Blogs]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

By 2016, most scientifically literate people have come to accept the inevitability of climate change. But what’s much less clear is how different species will respond to the world-wide shifts in temperature and weather pattern that lie ahead. Studies of natural environments suffer from many and unpredictable variables, and even then the correlative nature of these studies limits our ability to nail cause and effect. On the other hand, lab-based experiments, while offering better control over those variables, are excessively artificial and may not reflect natural conditions.

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