Fires from 2015 El Niño drought burned “fire-resistant” wet forests in central Amazonia

Posted Posted in Amazonia, Carbon sequestration, Carbon storage, Climate change, El Niño, Fire, Forest degradation

A new study by Pontes-Lopes et al. 2021 examining the impacts of the record-breaking drought and fires caused by the 2015/2016 El Niño has found that even the wet forests of central Amazonia, forests considered relatively fire-resistant, were affected by fire.