Why Healthy Forests Matter
National Geographic reports that in the first dozen years of this century the world lost almost 35% more forest canopy than it gained…. and some of the greatest losses have been in tropical forests.
Stuart Davies, a tropical ecologist, explains how these forests are being studied and monitored and what their reduction could mean for the rest of the world.
- Dr. Stuart Davies is director of the Center for Tropical Forest Science at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.