Amazon rainforest burnt three timesand pictured after 4 years with Dr Barlow pictured
More trees are dying following forest fires in the Amazon than was previously thought, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Trees that initially appear to survive fires, such as those caused by El Niño, are in fact dying two to three years later, increasing carbon emissions and causing further loss of Amazonian vegetation.
Dr Barlow of UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences found that many of the large, thicker-barked trees that survive up to two years following ground fires had died after three years, dramatically reducing the amount of carbon stored in living trees.
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