Synergistic effects of drought and deforestation on the resilience of the south-eastern Amazon rainforest
Staal, Arie; Dekker, Stefan C.; Hirota, Marina; van Nes, Egbert H.;
Subject: linking theory | Bistability | tipping points | african savannas | Ecological Modelling | feedbacks | Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics | global resilience | tropical tree cover | critical transitions | fire | climate-change | woody cover | Climate change | Regime shifts
The south-eastern Amazon rainforest is subject to ongoing deforestation and is expected to become drier due to climate change. Recent analyses of the distribution of tree cover in the tropics show three modes that have been interpreted as representing alternative stable... View more
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