Navigation Links
Statement by Sandy Andelman, co-author of 'Drought sensitivity of the Amazon Rainforest'
Date:3/5/2009

Here is a statement from Dr. Sandy Andelman, co-author of the study titled "Drought Sensitivity of the Amazon Rainforest" and Vice-President of the TEAM Network at Conservation International:

"With most of the climate change debate focusing on energy security and food security, this study emphasizes the fundamental importance of ecosystem security in short, how nature keeps us healthy. It shows that a warming climate is not the only problem; drying climate is just as bad or worse for both nature and people.

"More than half the species on Earth and at least 2 billion people depend directly on tropical forests for survival. At the same time, the great remaining forests of Africa's Congo Basin and the Amazon region of South America play a vital role in climate regulation by absorbing and storing huge amounts of atmospheric carbon. Now the study reveals that increasing drought due to global climate change can cause potentially irreparable damage to the Amazon jungle and its ability to function as a carbon "sink".

"In addition, these data show we need an exponential increase in research of tropical ecosystems. We now have only a tiny fraction of the scientific information required to understand and act on the effects of climate change in the tropics.

"Fortunately, we have started to create tools to obtain the essential scientific data needed. For example, the Tropical Ecology, Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network at Conservation International is the first global scientific network producing real-time data and analyses of tropical forests in effect, an early warning system for the planet's health. There is an urgent need for this kind of research, and we are rapidly running out of time to get the data we need to make a difference."


'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Sandy Andelman
sandelman@conservation.org
703-341-2690
Conservation International
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Statement by the American Egg Board and Egg Nutrition Center on AJCN study on egg consumption
2. American College of Medical Genetics makes genetic testing recommendations in new policy statement
3. Statement by the Egg Nutrition Center and American Egg Board on Diabetes Care study on egg consumption
4. Press statement on new CDC MRSA study from SHEA president
5. Fecal microorganisms inhabit sandy beaches of Florida
6. Amazon forest shows unexpected resiliency during drought
7. Newfound ancient African megadroughts may have driven the evolution of humans and fishes
8. After drought, ponds keep up with the Joneses
9. New Raider Amethyst prairie verbena: conserves water, drought-tolerant
10. Moss genome shows how plants invaded the land and learned to survive heat and drought
11. Beavers can help ease drought
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/21/2016)... , March 22, 2016 ... recognition with passcodes for superior security   ... a leading provider of secure digital communications services, today ... biometric technology and offer enterprise customers, particularly those in ... facial recognition and voice authentication within a mobile app, ...
(Date:3/15/2016)... March 15, 2016 --> ... by Transparency Market Research "Digital Door Lock Systems Market - ... - 2023," the global digital door lock systems market in ... 2014 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of ... small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across the world and high ...
(Date:3/14/2016)... March 14, 2016 http://www.apimages.com ... --> - Renvoi : image disponible via ... --> --> DERMALOG, le ... de nouveaux lecteurs d,empreintes digitales pour l,enregistrement des ... sera utilisé pour produire des cartes d,identité aux ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... , ... PBI-Gordon Corporation is pleased to announce Dave Loecke has accepted the ... with PBI-Gordon, Dave has served in a wide variety of roles. His most recent ... launch of many of PBI-Gordon’s most successful products. , “Dave has been essential to ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... 2016 At present, the Biotech sphere ... space know that volatility is what makes this industry interesting ... Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ: SNTA ), CTI BioPharma ... LPTN ), and Heat Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... technical alerts for these stocks at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/ ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... -- Q BioMed Inc. (OTCQB: QBIO), a biotechnology ... presenter at the 5th Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference on Thursday, ... at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The Company,s ... is scheduled to begin at 11a.m ET in the Broadway ... developments and outline milestones for the balance of 2016 and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Kinder Scientific (KinderScientific.com), ... developments that position the Company for the future. Kinder Scientific announces restructured ... Kinghorn has been appointed Chairman of the Board, Curtis D. Kinghorn has been ...
Breaking Biology Technology: