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Task Force probes ‘whys’ behind increased tree mortality

Task Force probes ‘whys’ behind increased tree mortality

Several trees of different species died after the strong hot and dry period during the 2015-16 El NiƱo drought in Central Amazon (photo). Now scientists are trying to understand the impacts of this drought event, and subsequent tree mortality, on the carbon stocks in the Amazon basin. Photo by Adriane Esquivel Muelbert

Tree mortality appears to be increasing at unprecedented rates.

One may be tempted to think: So what? Trees regenerate. They’ll grow back.

But, for a lot of reasons, it’s not quite that simple.

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IUFRO - The International Union of Forest Research Organizations