There aren’t enough trees in the world to offset society’s carbon emissions – and there never will be

Even if they can't save us from climate change, society still depends on forests.

Bonnie Waring, Senior Lecturer, Grantham Institute - Climate Change and Environment, Imperial College London • conversation
April 23, 2021 ~26 min

Regrowing a tropical forest – is it better to plant trees or leave it to nature?

Scientists in Malaysia monitored a forest for 20 years after deforestation.

Mark Cutler, Professor of Physical Geography, University of Dundee • conversation
March 23, 2021 ~8 min

Chimpanzees once helped African rainforests recover from a major collapse

But with chimps now endangered, we risk losing their forest-rebuilding abilities.

Alex Chepstow-Lusty, Associate Researcher, Quaternary Palaeoenvironments Group, University of Cambridge • conversation
July 29, 2020 ~7 min

We found 2˚C of warming will push most tropical rainforests above their safe 'heat threshold'

Massive study looked at more than half a million trees in 813 forests across the tropics.

Martin Sullivan, Lecturer in Statistical Ecology, Manchester Metropolitan University • conversation
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

Dung beetles help rainforests regrow – but extreme drought and wildfires in the Amazon are killing them off

A new study finds 70% of Amazonian dung beetles were killed by the severe fire and droughts of 2015 to 2016. By spreading seeds and poop, dung beetles fertilize forests and aid regrowth of vegetation.

Joice Ferreira, Researcher in Ecology, Federal University of Pará • conversation
March 9, 2020 ~6 min

We tracked 300,000 trees only to find that rainforests are losing their power to help humanity

Scientists behind a major new study explain how they discovered these forests are becoming less able to sequester carbon.

Simon Lewis, Professor of Global Change Science at University of Leeds and, UCL • conversation
March 6, 2020 ~7 min