Clear-Cutting Undermines Carbon Storage in Forest Floor (UPI)



Trees help transfer carbon from air and water into soil, a process that is undermined by the clear-cutting of forests, according to new research by Dartmouth featured on the United Press International website.

"Clear-cutting forests has an effect of mobilizing the carbon, making it more likely to leave the soil and end up in the atmosphere," says Andrew Friedland, who holds the Richard and Jane Pearl Professorship in Environmental Studies, and is the lead author of a paper on this subject recently published in the journal Soil Science.

Read the full story, published 4/15/16 by UPI

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