How deregulation, drought and increasing fire impact Amazonian biodiversity.

  title={How deregulation, drought and increasing fire impact Amazonian biodiversity.},
  author={Xiao Feng and Cory Merow and Zhihua Liu and Daniel S Park and Patrick R. Roehrdanz and Brian S. Maitner and Erica A. Newman and Brad Boyle and Aaron M. Lien and Joseph Robert Burger and Mathias Mistretta Pires and Paulo M. Brando and Mark B. Bush and Crystal N. H. McMichael and Danilo Mesquita Neves and Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos and Scott R. Saleska and Lee Hannah and David D. Breshears and Tom P. Evans and Jos{\'e} R. Soto and Kacey C Ernst and Brian Joseph Enquist},
Biodiversity contributes to the ecological and climatic stability of the Amazon Basin1,2, but is increasingly threatened by deforestation and fire3,4. Here we quantify these impacts over the past two decades using remote-sensing estimates of fire and deforestation and comprehensive range estimates of 11,514 plant species and 3,079 vertebrate species in the Amazon. Deforestation has led to large amounts of habitat loss, and fires further exacerbate this already substantial impact on Amazonian… 
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  • Environmental Science, Medicine
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2008
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