Vicious circle of drought and forest loss in the Amazon
- March 13, 2017
- Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
- Logging that happens today and potential future rainfall reductions in the Amazon could push the region into a vicious dieback circle. If dry seasons intensify with human-caused climate change, the risk for self-amplified forest loss would increase even more, an international team of scientists finds. If however there is a great variety of tree species in a forest patch, according to the study this can significantly strengthen the chance of survival.
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