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21 May 2019
Siberian pines may soon become the most common forest-forming genus  

The joined team from Siberian Federal University and the Sukachev Institute of Forest discovered that Siberian Pine (Pinus sylvestris) is spreading further north and can soon suppress the Siberian Larch (Larix sibirica) from its natural habitat. This conclusion was made based on the studies of internal mechanisms of water evaporation in these two types of trees. "According to the measurements, the larches tend to evaporate more water from the soil into the crown, while pine has shown itself to be more economical, better controlling evaporation from the needles".

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