Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | August 1, 2006

Tropical Rainforest Nutrients Linked To Global Carbon Dioxide Levels


Tropical forests account for about 40% of Earth’s continental carbon storage, much more is believed to be stored in their soils. Twenty percent of carbon exchanged between the biosphere and atmosphere occurs in tropical forests. New research indicates that increased phosphorus and nitrogen to tropical rainforest soils increases this exchange.

Read article at ScienceDaily
TPE Link: Tropical Forests; Soil Systems

(Image – oxisol soil. Source: USDA NRCS Used with permission)

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