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Satellites show fragmented rainforests significantly drier than intact forest

Date : 13th October 2010, Source : Mongabay



A new study in Biological Conservation has shown that edge forests and forest patches are more vulnerable to burning because they are drier than intact forests. Using eight years of satellite imagery over East Amazonia, the researchers found that desiccation (extreme dryness) penetrated anywhere from 1 to 3 kilometers into forests depending on the level of fragmentation.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/1013-hance_fragmented_dry.html





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