Drought and Amazon carbon sink

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Fieldwork in the Amazon.
Credit: University of Exeter

Drought stalls tree growth and shuts down Amazon carbon sink, researchers find

Source: University of Exeter


A recent drought completely shut down the Amazon Basin’s carbon sink, by killing trees and slowing their growth, a ground-breaking study has found.

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Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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