Amazon deforestation obliterates soil biodiversity, with wider ecological implications

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

Deforestation in the Amazon leads to a substantial loss in microbial biodiversity potentially reducing the ecological resilience of affected areas, report researchers writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


GR:  Soil microorganisms are essential for ecosystem stability and productivity.  They are subject to damage from deforestation, grazing, fire, and of course construction.  Recovery requires protection from further damage.

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