Mediterranean, semi-arid ecosystems prove resistant to climate change

20 octubre 2014

Climate change predictions for the Middle East, like other arid regions of the world, are alarming. But in testing these dire predictions, ecologists found that, contrary to expectations, no measurable changes in annual vegetation could be seen. None of the crucial vegetation characteristics — neither species richness and composition, nor density and biomass — had changed appreciably in the course of the rainfall manipulations.