Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
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Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes
Curated from the web, new and noteworthy updates from the Amazon
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Rainforest Canopy Species in Technicolor!

Rainforest Canopy Species in Technicolor! | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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“ The top image is a photograph of a lush rainforest canopy. The bottom image colors each tree based on its species.
How? It’s all thanks to a special lab built by ecologist Greg...
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Brief lives linked to Amazon biodiversity

Brief lives linked to Amazon biodiversity | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The South American Amazon rainforest is renowned for being one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet, boasting an estimated 16,000 different tree species. However, the distribution of these diverse tree species is curiously uneven. What is the reason behind this irregular diversity? According to a new study, the answer lies within short durations between tree generations.
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The Tree of Life: How Ecosystems are Held Together by Trees

The Tree of Life: How Ecosystems are Held Together by Trees | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A new study from NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) asserts that the world’s tropical rainforests might just be the best defense we have against the climate change causing greenhouse gas emissions. According to NASA and NCAR, the world’s tropical rainforests can absorb a massive 1.4 billion tons out of the 2.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide that are naturally absorbed by the earth’s natural systems.
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Only a few tree species dominate the Amazon rain forest

Only a few tree species dominate the Amazon rain forest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
About 227 species, or 1.4 percent of all the types of trees in the forest make up half of the nearly 400 billion total trees estimated to live there.
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