|2011-02-18 08:38:25||Vine growth|
Vines taking over tropical rain forest (CO2 responsible??):
I remember reading a few Amazon studies about Lianas. After fires (largely set by humans in the dry season to clear forest for agriculture) Liana tend to dominate regrowth (over-burn areas). Which creates a rather large problem for all the fruit-eating animals in the regrowth areas, there's bugger all to eat once the woody vines take over.
Be interesting to find out what is causing this forest-wide change.
J.C. Moore Online