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Solar development : Super bloom or super bust for desert species ?

Phys.org/news (MAY 3, 2021 )

Titre : Solar development : Super bloom or super bust for desert species ?

Phys.org/news (MAY 3, 2021 )

Présentation
A study published in the journal Ecological Applications from the University of California, Davis, and UC Santa Cruz warns against another potential desert timing mismatch amid the race against climate change and toward rapid renewable energy development.

The study found that solar panel effects on plant response were strongly influenced by weather and physical features of the landscape. During the 2017 super bloom, panel shade negatively affected population growth of the rare species, but had little effect on its common relative. The study suggests that rare species may be more sensitive to solar development impacts than common species. It highlights the potential for solar panel effects to vary among species, as well as over space and time. The study provides an example of the importance of taking the necessary time to understand an ecosystem before irrevocably changing it. Source  : UC Davis

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