The seasonality of sunlight and rainfall regulates net primary production in tropical forests. Previous studies have suggested that light is more limiting than water for tropical forest productivity.
La Hora: With climate change, the Amazon will no longer cool the atmosphere
February 10, 2014
The rainforest will become a source of carbon dioxide if climate change continues and extremes in precipitation, according to a study published in the British journal Nature.
Yolanda Kakabadse: ‘While the rainforest is politically divided, the biome is one"
September 27, 2016
Yolanda Kakabadse – the indefatigable defender of sustainability – is a former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment and the current International President of WWF. Kakabadse also founded CDKN alliance partner Fundacion Futuro Latinamericano, is a member of CDKN’s Network Council and has been involved in the Amazon Security initiative. In this interview with Miren Gutierrez, she […]
Extraordinary migration of giant Amazon catfish revealed
February 7, 2017
The dorado catfish, which can grow up to 2 metres long, is an important source of food for people along the world’s longest river. It was suspected of making a spectacular journey, but a careful new analysis of the distribution of larvae and juvenile and mature adults has confirmed the mammoth migration.