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impacts of drought

soil erosion
soil moisture reduced
organic soils oxidise, releasing CO2
concentration of dissolved nutrients (pollution may increase)

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Minsmere, suffolk

eliminates some species
creates gaps in foodweb
soil becomes impenetrablele so snipe can't feed

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in forest areas

kills off species of plants
die off of piñon pine in four corners region