Synergy between land use and climate change increases future fire risk in Amazon forests

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Y. Le Page; D. Morton; C. Hartin; B. Bond-Lamberty; J. M. C. Pereira; G. Hurtt; G. Asrar;
  • Publisher: Copernicus Publications
  • Journal: Earth System Dynamics1-19 (issn: 2190-4979, eissn: 2190-4987)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5194/esd-2017-55, doi: 10.5194/esd-8-1237-2017
  • Subject: Q | QE500-639.5 | land use | Dynamic and structural geology | Science | QE1-996.5 | Amazon forests | Geology | fire risk | climate change

Tropical forests have been a permanent feature of the Amazon basin for at least 55 million years, yet climate change and land use threaten the forest’s future over the next century. Understory forest fires, which are common under the current climate in frontier fo... View more
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