A rash of road construction is causing widespread change in the world’s largest tropical forest — with potentially global consequences.
Researchers analyzed satellite imagery of a certain Amazon village located on the border between Brazil and Peru. The team calculated that the population is less than 40 inhabitants.
Researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Edinburgh studying the Amazon Basin have revealed unprecedented detail of the size, age and species of trees across the region by comparing satellite maps with hundreds of field plots.
To quantify the effect of deforestation on fish, Kirk Winemiller is working with a team of Texas A&M and Brazilian researchers. Once completed, the project will inform the work of government agencies and conservation groups in Brazil.
Over the course of our experiment, 60 percent of the trees died with combined drought and repeated fire.
Philip Fearnside, scientist specialized in climatology and based in Manaus, has warned for decades about the growing risk of climate catastrophes.
Extreme weather events are giving scientists an opportunity to make observations that will allow them to predict the impacts of climate change and deforestation on Amazon River wetlands.
According to a new study headed by Tim Baker and published in the journal Ecology Letters, short durations between tree generations strongly correlate to highly biodiverse clades.
Climbing into the canopy of thousands of trees across 19 different forests in the region, researchers sampled chemical signatures from canopy leaves and were surprised by the levels of diversity uncovered.
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.