Amazonia as a carbon source linked to deforestation and climate change

The study shows that the ‘carbon sink’ function of the Amazon rainforest function seems to be in decline as a result of factors such as deforestation and climate change. It shows an intensification of the dry season and an increase in deforestation that are likely to promote ecosystem stress, increase in fire occurrence, and higher carbon emissions in the eastern Amazon. Also, the publication supports recent studies that indicate an increase in tree mortality and a reduction in photosynthesis as a result of climatic changes across Amazonia.

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