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Central Amazonia’s tall trees are impacted by periods of high maximum temperatures and then shed their leaves and branches. With the increase in deforestation, the smaller, fragmented remaining forests have higher temperatures, which in turn exacerbate the negative warming effects on the tall trees. Scientists have long sought to understand whether degraded forests can maintain important ecosystem functions like trapping carbon from the atmosphere to reduce global warming, preserve water cycling to maintain rainfall and cool temperatures, and preserve biodiversity.
Tall trees in the Amazon can suffer from warmer temperatures | University of Helsinki www.helsinki.fi

Central Amazonia’s tall trees are impacted by periods of high maximum temperatures and then shed their leaves and branches. With the increase in deforestation, the smaller, fragmented remaining forests have higher temperatures, which in turn exacerbate the negative warming effects on the tall tree...