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RP3 Drought News | CLEX

Don’t look to mature forests to soak up carbon dioxide emissions

Models used to project future climate change, and impacts of climate change on plants and ecosystems, currently assume that mature forests will continue to absorb carbon over and above their current levels, acting as carbon sinks. The findings from this research suggest that those sinks may in actual fact be weaker or absent for forests on low-nutrient soils.

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