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Very uncanny! (waving: Hullo BBC!)

Brethil
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Jul 25 2013, 1:05am


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First there was the dolphin article yesterday, relevant for Elizabeth's and Rembrethil's essays; and now they have an article today on how drought in 1976 is still impacting tree growth today in the UK. Click here.
In summary, it says that scientists have found that a drought in 1976 (the most intense drought between 1914 and 2006) killed off many drought-sensitive beech trees, and growth of the trees is still restricted today.

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The researchers say the oaks increased their growth rate by approximately 20% in the years immediately after 1976. The beech trees eventually stabilised their growth rate but only at around 75% of pre-drought levels.

The scientists say that beech trees can appear to tolerate drought without a long term impact until a threshold is reached.

"I think tipping point is a key idea, and that's something that we see very clearly in the work," said Prof Jump.

"They are resistant up to a point and then we hit a tipping point and the system shows very severe impacts. The problem is we don't know where these tipping points are for other species."


It just goes to show how a relatively small (spatially and temporally) change in the weather of a region can have long lasting impacts on a forest.This real world data does go a long way to support much of your ideas in how radically the forests of Middle-earth could change, both in climate changes and in unrestrained logging.


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TORn AMATEUR SYMPOSIUM - Day Three: Geography and Literature, Art & Language TORn Amateur Symposium Send a private message to TORn Amateur Symposium Jul 23 2013, 4:31am
    Subthread for "Sudden Climate Change or Anthropogenic Interference?" by DanielLB TORn Amateur Symposium Send a private message to TORn Amateur Symposium Jul 23 2013, 4:35am
        Look out for the edge squire Send a private message to squire Jul 23 2013, 12:08pm
            I agree ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 23 2013, 1:04pm
                * Magical factors not included noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Jul 23 2013, 5:18pm
        Maybe Tolkien had a historical example just down the road noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Jul 23 2013, 3:25pm
            Absolutely. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 23 2013, 4:02pm
            Thanks for linking that dig info Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 4:14pm
                It was a grand day out noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Jul 23 2013, 5:21pm
        I really enjoyed your discussion here Daniel elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Jul 23 2013, 10:20pm
            The 'new' shortsightedness of Mortality? Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 10:33pm
            Thanks elaen :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 24 2013, 10:00am
        geography and Tolkien: how could I refuse? telain Send a private message to telain Jul 23 2013, 11:48pm
            Loss of forest (Brethil!) ;-( Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 24 2013, 12:37am
                I'm hoping that Yavanna wouldn't be to stroppy about loosing the forest DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 24 2013, 10:04am
                    All true (and don't make me cluch my forehead about the Valar) Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 24 2013, 4:53pm
                        Yes, Yavanna should just get a life! Er.. elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Jul 24 2013, 9:28pm
                although... telain Send a private message to telain Jul 25 2013, 8:56pm
                    True about Sirion's loss especially Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 25 2013, 10:08pm
            I'm glad you enjoyed it telain :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 24 2013, 9:48am
                thank you for finding that quote! telain Send a private message to telain Jul 26 2013, 4:55pm
        I think the BBC are reading our TAS discussions! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 24 2013, 10:28am
            Spies of Saruman!!// elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Jul 24 2013, 9:26pm
            Very uncanny! (waving: Hullo BBC!) Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 25 2013, 1:05am
    Subthread for "Falling Into Untended Age: Ithilien as a Post-pastoral Land", by Squire TORn Amateur Symposium Send a private message to TORn Amateur Symposium Jul 23 2013, 4:36am
        From a geographical perceptive... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 23 2013, 1:37pm
        Ah - the Dryad! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 3:21pm
            somewhere worth fighting to protect and regain noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Jul 23 2013, 3:49pm
        I love this evocative description too, Squire elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Jul 23 2013, 10:09pm
            An immersive passage Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Jul 23 2013, 10:14pm
                Heartily agree with all of this Rembrethil! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 10:27pm
        Well done, Squire Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 24 2013, 3:28am
            Glad for your thoughts Magpie. And great to see you! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 24 2013, 4:55am
        something fitting about a late response to a post-pastoral landscape... telain Send a private message to telain Jul 30 2013, 2:38pm
            Telain Teldaquent appears ... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 30 2013, 4:28pm
                "the re-establishment of a Holy Roman Empire with its seat in Rome..." squire Send a private message to squire Jul 30 2013, 5:44pm
                    Charlemagne, son of Arleman, son of Aragan, son of... telain Send a private message to telain Jul 30 2013, 10:40pm
                        Sil cultures Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 31 2013, 12:04am
                            exactly! telain Send a private message to telain Jul 31 2013, 4:36pm
                                Culture as a function of language Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 31 2013, 5:30pm
                    That bit ties in beautifully with your ideas... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 31 2013, 5:40pm
                you have the eyes of a hawk... telain Send a private message to telain Jul 30 2013, 10:23pm
    Flat earth evolution - and those poor trees! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 2:31pm
        Good point about ships only lasting 20 years DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 23 2013, 3:09pm
            The Shire vs Numenor Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 4:29pm
                "Bringing up young hobbits took a lot of provender" squire Send a private message to squire Jul 23 2013, 5:14pm
                    Very agreed Squire! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 5:25pm
                    The problem with "the good old days"… noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Jul 23 2013, 5:36pm
                        So true!!!! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 5:41pm
                    The answer is obvious if unthinkable. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jul 23 2013, 6:04pm
                    Hobbit society Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 7:23pm
            Or at least the wood. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jul 23 2013, 8:13pm
        Naval tree production noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Jul 23 2013, 3:28pm
            An Industry! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 7:12pm
                Victory takes years of preparation noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Jul 23 2013, 7:50pm
                    We do pine for puns, and I love this one Furincurunir // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 9:23pm
                        Seemed a bit lumbering to me. / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jul 23 2013, 9:27pm
                            Knot that yew or I will mind. // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 9:52pm
                                I'll bough to the timber of your post. / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jul 23 2013, 9:54pm
                                    That's awfully sweetgum of you Darkstone. // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 9:59pm
                                        Merci tree bien pour votre bon knots! / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jul 24 2013, 1:37pm
                                            As always, your words bee balm to mine ears! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 24 2013, 3:44pm
                                    If it went against the grain, though,it wood need a little sprucing up to be any good. Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Jul 23 2013, 10:02pm
                                        Nice! You have punning in the palm of your hand! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 10:04pm
                                Not more puns... elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Jul 23 2013, 9:59pm
                                    Sorry Elaen - we'll teak care of it! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 23 2013, 10:02pm
                                        But it's all in good fern! / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jul 24 2013, 3:31pm
                        Oak-a! noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Jul 23 2013, 9:35pm
                            They'd need a large supply of fell meat Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Jul 23 2013, 9:47pm
                                Large supply of fell meat… noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Jul 23 2013, 10:01pm

 
 
 

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