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Researchers discover evidence of rainforest resilience to global warming

Ross Cronkrite | Science Recorder | March 12, 2013

Researchers discover evidence of rainforest resilience to global warming

They discovered loss of forest cover in only one model, and only in the Americas.

A team of researchers, led by Dr. Chris Huntingford from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, has discovered more evidence of rainforest resilience to global warming. Their findings reveal that tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass due to global warming than climatologists previously thought. According to the BIOMASS Energy Centre, biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms.

Researchers undertook the most comprehensive study yet of the risk of tropical forest dieback due to global warming. They contend that their results have significant implications for the role of tropical rainforests in the global climate system and carbon cycle.

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