19 Jan '12, 2am

New study finds that deforestation & #climatechange threaten the ecological resilience of the #Amazon:

New study finds that deforestation & #climatechange threaten the ecological resilience of the #Amazon:

Climatic gradient across the Amazon basin. The hydrologic Amazon basin is demarcated by a thick blue line; the mean daily precipitation during the three driest months of the year are overlain onto four land-cover classes. The arrow emphasizes the trend from continuously wet conditions in the northwest to long and pronounced dry seasons in the southeast, which includes Cerrado (savannah/woodland) vegetation. Image courtesy of NATURE and caption text excerpted and modified from Davidson at al. (2011)

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0119-nature_amazon_resilien...

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