The new studies results were published in the journal Nature in which the researchers found from long-term studies that some of the plants are flowering up to eight times faster than models anticipate if are placed in warm area. A lack of investment in experiments and the poor study design and somehow account for the difference according to most of the authors.
For every degree Celsius of warming it is suggested that spring flowering and leafing will continue to advance at the rate of 5 to 6 days per year according the studies. The research is not a process of just few days but the scientists are involved in it more than 20 years, and have been carrying out various experiments to mimic the impacts of rising temperatures on the first leafing and flowering of plant species around the world. It is mostly believed by the researchers that plants would respond in essentially the same way to experimental warming with lamps as they would probably response to changes in temperatures in the real world.
This study is being conducted and lead by Dr Elizabeth Wolkovich, who is now at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and she studied the timing of the flowering and leafing of plants by taking the four continents and 1,634 plant species during the observational studies with her colleagues.
Dr Wolkovich shared the results of study that were quite surprising as their team had found after the series of experiments that how much plants change their leafing and flowering with warming, and the results showed that the plants are leafing four times faster rate and flowering eight times faster rate in the greater Celsius.