Team of scientists found that depending on the degree to which deforestation comes under control in the next 35 years, between 36 and 57 percent of the 16,000 tree species in the tropical rainforest area would be considered threatened.
Greenpeace published a 2-year investigation that shows how the logging industry threatens the Amazon rainforest. These photos show the illegal logging that’s ransacking the forest and show what’s at stake if the logging continues.
Researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Edinburgh studying the Amazon Basin have revealed unprecedented detail of the size, age and species of trees across the region by comparing satellite maps with hundreds of field plots.
According to a new study headed by Tim Baker and published in the journal Ecology Letters, short durations between tree generations strongly correlate to highly biodiverse clades.
Climbing into the canopy of thousands of trees across 19 different forests in the region, researchers sampled chemical signatures from canopy leaves and were surprised by the levels of diversity uncovered.
New research shows that remote oil roads are harming frogs that inhabit the rainforest’s upper canopy.
A new study found that only a few dozen tree species are very common, or “hyperdominant”.
Research shows that the rivers of the Amazon basin have bacterias capable of digesting stems and trunks of trees and turn them into CO².