Direct evidence that drought-weakened Amazonian forests ‘inhale less carbon’

Direct evidence of the rate at which individual trees in the Amazonian basin ‘inhale’ carbon from the atmosphere during severe drought has been provided by an international research team. Researchers found that while the rate of photosynthesis was constant among trees on plots unaffected by drought, rates on the six drought-affected plots dropped significantly (as compared with before the 2010 drought). They also discovered that while the growth rates of drought-affected plots were unchanged, levels of tissue maintenance and the general health of trees were reduced. —> Read More Here


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