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Model shows 'waves of forest degradation'

Date : 3rd August 2010, Source : BBC Link to News Story



An international team of researchers has developed a model that suggests degradation of tropical forests occurs in a series of "waves". High-value trees were felled in the first "wave", followed by a wave that removed mid-value timber before the remaining wood was felled for charcoal. The team hopes the model will help manage forests as vital carbon sinks and limit the loss of biodiversity. The findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10839465





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