Amazon: 1% of tree species dominate the carbon storage


New research has found that around 1% of all tree species in the Amazon store 50% of carbon in the region.

Dr Sophie Fauset from the School of Geography has revealed which kind of tree species dominate the Amazon and by analysing data from a huge dataset of over 500 forest plots, found that just a small fraction of species, around 1 %, were responsible for half of the total biomass stock, and half of the production of new biomass.

To read more, see the article in BBC Online here.

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