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European beech is an ecologically and economically important tree species but might be negatively affected by climate change. Here we show that this species is not able to compensate for reduced topsoil water availability by shifting uptake to deeper soil layers providing an explanation for its drought sensitivity.

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This page is a summary of: Drought reduces water uptake in beech from the drying topsoil, but no compensatory uptake occurs from deeper soil layers, New Phytologist, October 2021, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/nph.17767.
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