More rain leads to fewer trees in the African savanna (PNAS)

by Angela Page for the Princeton Environmental Institute In 2011, an influx of remote sensing data from satellites scanning the African savannas revealed a mystery: these rolling grasslands, with their heavy rainfalls and spells of drought, were home to significantly fewer trees than researchers had previously expected given the biome’s high annual precipitation. In fact, … Continue reading More rain leads to fewer trees in the African savanna (PNAS)