Fixing tropical forests

An extensive dataset indicates that nitrogen-fixing trees are most abundant in young, dry tropical forests. The finding expands the potential for natural nitrogen fertilization and carbon dioxide sequestration in areas recovering from land use.

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Fig. 1: Nitrogen-fixing trees in wet and dry tropical forests.


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Batterman, S.A. Fixing tropical forests. Nat Ecol Evol 2, 1059–1060 (2018).

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