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A Raincoat for a Rainforest

The installation of 3000 clear plastic panels simulates an El Niño drought

The installation of 3000 clear plastic panels simulates an El Niño drought in 4000 m2 of Daintree rainforest. Credit: William Laurance

By Susan Laurance

How do you study the effects of drought in a rainforest? Try covering one in plastic.

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