Tropical forests and the changing earth system.

  • Simon L. Lewis
  • Published 2006 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…

Abstract

Tropical forests are global epicentres of biodiversity and important modulators of the rate of climate change. Recent research on deforestation rates and ecological changes within intact forests, both areas of recent research and debate, are reviewed, and the implications for biodiversity (species loss) and climate change (via the global carbon cycle… (More)

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