Middle Eastern vegetation resistant to climate change: Ecosystems withstand more than seven lean years

10 octubre 2014

Ecosystems in the Middle East are home to a wealth of unique species — including the ancestors of many of our staple crops. Yet the climate scenario in this dry region is alarming. Already, the region has a relatively small amount of water available for every person living there — and it is predicted that in the future, there will be even less rain. New research shows that Middle Eastern ecosystems might be more resilient than previously thought.