By teaching basic ecology field work techniques to indigenous groups in the Amazon, Stanford researchers have found that satellite measurements of rainforests in the area underestimate the region’s carbon storage potential.
New study asserts lax, nonexistent land rights put indigenous-held forests at risk of development
When forests are slashed into fragments, winds dry out the edges leading to dying trees and rising temperatures. Now, a new study finds another worrisome impact of forest fragmentation: carbon emissions.
Research of carbon in Amazonian soils reveals that integrated farming systems are able to absorb greenhouse gases better than traditional crops and pastures.
Recognizing the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation program in California’s carbon market would provide real incentives for further reductions.
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.
New research published in Nature adds further evidence to the argument that drought and fire are reducing the Amazon’s ability to store carbon, raising concerns that Earth’s largest rainforest could tip from a carbon sink to a carbon source.
Carbon balance of the largest tropical forest on Earth depends on rainfall, says an article in ‘Nature’. In the same issue, new interpretations of satellite imagery explain ‘greening’ of the forest during the dry season.
Researchers found that a national park has the ability to store around 100 tons of carbon per hectare, in the stems, branches, and leaves of the bamboo.
Research shows that the rivers of the Amazon basin have bacterias capable of digesting stems and trunks of trees and turn them into CO².