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Deforestation in the tropics
Description: Increases in land use during the past decades caused unprecedented losses of tropical forest. Now scientists have adapted a method from physics to mathematically describe the fragmentation of tropical forests. This method allows them to model and understand the fragmentation of forests on a global scale. They found that forest fragmentation in all three continents is close to a critical point beyond which fragment number will strongly increase. This will have severe consequences for biodiversity and carbon storage. [Source: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)]
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Source: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Publish Date: 2/14/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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