Long-term carbon loss in fragmented Neotropical forests.

@article{Ptz2014LongtermCL,
  title={Long-term carbon loss in fragmented Neotropical forests.},
  author={Sandro P{\"u}tz and J{\"u}rgen Groeneveld and Klaus Henle and Christoph Knogge and Alexandre Camargo Martensen and Markus Metz and Jean Paul Walter Metzger and Milton Ribeiro and Mateus Dantas de Paula and Andreas Huth},
  journal={Nature communications},
  year={2014},
  volume={5},
  pages={5037}
}
Tropical forests play an important role in the global carbon cycle, as they store a large amount of carbon (C). Tropical forest deforestation has been identified as a major source of CO2 emissions, though biomass loss due to fragmentation--the creation of additional forest edges--has been largely overlooked as an additional CO2 source. Here, through the combination of remote sensing and knowledge on ecological processes, we present long-term carbon loss estimates due to fragmentation of… CONTINUE READING
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