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Amazon rainforest more able to cope with dry conditions than previously predicted ?

 

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Amazon rainforest more able to withstand drought than previously thought

Date:
November 14, 2013
Source:
University of Exeter
Summary:
New research suggests that the Amazon rainforest may be more able to cope with dry conditions than previously predicted. Researchers used a computer model to demonstrate that, providing forest conservation measures are in place, the Amazon rainforest may be more able to withstand periods of drought than has been estimated by other climate models.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

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