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The rainforest's 'do not disturb' signs

Nature volume 535, pages 4445 (07 July 2016) | Download Citation

A study reveals that human-driven disturbances in previously undisturbed Amazon rainforest can cause biodiversity losses as severe as those of deforestation. Urgent policy interventions are needed to preserve forest quality. See Letter p.144

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  1. David P. Edwards is in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK.

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