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Amazon confusion: new research shows forest is resilient to drought, but is this the whole picture?

Date : 15th March 2010, Source : Mongabay



A drought that happens once in a hundred years had little negative or positive effect on the Amazon rainforest according to a NASA funded study in Geophysical Research Letters. "We found no big differences in the greenness level of these forests between drought and non-drought years, which suggests that these forests may be more tolerant of droughts than we previously thought," said Arindam Samanta, the study's lead author from Boston University.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0315-hance_amazon_drought.html





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