TITLE

The Fate of Tropical Rainforests in a Super CO2-Enriched and Warmer World

PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
CO2 Science;1/26/2011, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the situation of tropical rainforests amidst high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) enrichment and global warming. It presents a study, which involved an analysis of pollen and spore contents and the stable carbon isotopic composition of organic materials gathered from three tropical terrestrial Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) sites in eastern Colombia and western Venezuela. Results showed that the onset of the PETM is correlated with the increase in biodiversity.
ACCESSION #
57670043

 

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