Monday, January 06, 2014

forest fears

An interactive global map of deforestation, the trouble with the diseases of trees, the floristic temperature in the undergrowth, and the Grimm brothers all appear in my latest feature in Current Biology, which is now online:

Fears for the woods and the trees

Current Biology, Volume 24, Issue 1, R1-R4, 6 January 2014
doi:10.1016/j.cub.2013.12.024

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The interactive global map of forest changes produced by researchers at the University of Maryland shows that deforestation in Indonesia has accelerated dramatically between 2000 and 2012. Colours indicate changes in forest cover between 2000 and 2012. Red, forest loss; blue, forest gain; purple, losses and gains; green, persisting forest cover. Screenshot of the interactive map produced by M.C. Hansen et al. (Science (2013) 342, 850–853; http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com/science-2013-global-forest).

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