Nature Climate Change, Published online: 10 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0687-2 Intergenerational inheritance of traits in corals can help species survive environmental change. Examination of intergenerational DNA methylation profiles in a reef-building coral shows there to be genome-wide inheritance, with the potential for adaptive capacity to environmental stressors.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 10 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0691-6 Individual responses to climate hazards can contribute to long-term societal resilience. This Review finds that the literature emphasizes intrapersonal cognitive and affective drivers of adaptation behaviour rather than the interpersonal social factors that promote coordinated cooperative action.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0717-0 Changes in the leaf area index alter the distribution of heat and moisture. The change in energy partitioning related to leaf area, increasing latent and decreasing sensible fluxes over the observational period 1982–2016, is moderated by plant functional type and background climate.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0727-y Northern peatlands are a significant carbon sink but are vulnerable to decomposition during drought and low water tables. Woody litter added to these ecosystems during high water table conditions leaches polyphenolics that protect carbon stores against decomposition, even during subsequent drought.
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Nature Climate Change, Published online: 02 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0709-0 Flash droughts, which develop over the course of weeks, are difficult to forecast given the current state of subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction. This Perspective offers operational and research definitions, places them in the broader context of climate and suggests avenues for future research.