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Contact: Klaus Nusslein
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Amazon Rainforest Conversion to Pasture

Caption: The Amazon Rainforest containing thousands of plant species (background) is converted to a pasture. First hard timber is removed, followed by fire and sowing of a single exotic grass species.

Credit: UMass Amherst

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