Most carbon-dense ecosystem in Amazonia mapped first time

PhysOrg: The highest concentration of carbon in parts of Amazonia is not stored in trees, but below the ground as peat, according to new University of Leeds research. Mapping and quantifying carbon stored in the largest area of peatland forest in Amazonia, a geological basin almost the size of England, the researchers estimated that more than three billion tonnes of carbon is stored within this ecosystem. While Amazonian forests are known to harbour large stores of carbon in their trees, the findings......

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