The growth of the Amazon rainforest in our increasingly carbon-rich atmosphere could be limited because of a lack of phosphorus in the soil according to research!
Higher amounts of Carbon Dioxide(CO2) cause plants to grow quickly! This means that these plants store more carbon.
This carbon storage helps to stop climate change, especially in ginormous forests like the Amazon Rainforest! This is awesome because, if all trees had the capability to store carbon, we could stop climate change!
However, plants need resources from the soil to grow! With the lack of phosphorous, the growth rate could slow down in the amazon rainforest as the CO2 rises!
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
Source: University of Exeter
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