What can the world's forests teach us about climate change?

08 August 2012

Portrait of Professor Yadvinder Malhi

with Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Professor of Ecosystem Science

Yadvinder Malhi is Professor of Ecosystem Science at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Programme Leader of the Ecosystems Group at the Environmental Change Institute and the Jackson Senior Research Fellow at Oriel Col...

Tropical forests currently absorb around ten percent of our carbon dioxide emissions, acting as a moderate break on climate change. The concern is that at some point this break may turn into an accelerator. Professor Yadvinder Malhi explains why it is vital that we understand the mechanisms of our forests.