Loss of Large Tree-Dwelling Animals Could Accelerate Climate Change


Newswise — A study published in the journal Science Advances explains how the decline in animal populations in tropical forests may play a role in accelerating climate change.

"We show that the decline and extinction of large animals will over time induce a decline in large hardwood trees. This in turn negatively affects the capacity of tropical forests to store carbon and therefore their potential to counter climate change," says Professor Carlos Peres of the University of East Anglia, School of Environmental Sciences.

As reported in a press release by the University of East Anglia.

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