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Carbon Models Underestimate Role of Animals, Paper Says
Description: Animal populations can have a far more significant effect on carbon storage and exchange in regional ecosystems than is typically recognized by global carbon models, according to a new paper. In fact, in some regions the magnitude of carbon uptake or release due to the effects of specific animal species or groups of animals - such as the pine beetles devouring forests in western North America - can rival the impact of fossil fuel emissions for the same region. [Source: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies]
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Source: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Publish Date: 10/17/2013
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