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To ID Acadia’s climate-vulnerable plants, McDonough MacKenzie hit the hiking trails - UMaine News - University of Maine
National Park Service managers wanted to identify plants that might be vulnerable in Acadia National Park, but they didn’t have decades of flowering and leaf-out observations for researchers to analyze. So Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie and colleagues took an innovative approach. In four years, they collectively hiked three mountains — Cadillac, Pemetic and Sargent — in …