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The future of the Amazon: new perspectives from climate, ecosystem and social sciences

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The potential loss or large-scale degradation of the tropical rainforests has become one of the iconic images of the impacts of twenty-first century environmental change and may be one of our century's most profound legacies. In the Amazon region, the direct threat of deforestation and degradation is now strongly intertwined with an indirect challenge we are just beginning to understand: the possibility of substantial regional drought driven by global climate change. The Amazon region hosts m...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rstb.2008.0011

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Institution:
"Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter, UK"
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
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SOGE
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Environmental Change Institute
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"University of Oxford", "The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA"
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Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Environmental Change Institute
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Publisher:
Royal Society
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B More from this journal
Volume:
363
Issue:
1498
Pages:
1729-1735
Publication date:
2008-05-01
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1471-2970
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English
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2009-12-17

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