Nature Communications figure (IMAGE) Boston University Caption PhD candidate Luca Morreale quantified the percent of forest area within 100 feet of an edge. One finding: there are more temperate forest edges than tropical forest edges in the world, shown in the map above. Previous research has found that forest clearing and fragmentation leads to the demise of tropical trees, the opposite of temperate forest edges. Credit Courtesy of Morreale, L.L., Thompson, J.R., Tang, X. et al./Nature Communications, 12, 7181 (2021), https://doi.org/10.1038 Usage Restrictions Please provide image credit to Morreale, L.L., Thompson, J.R., Tang, X. et al./Nature Communications, 12, 7181 (2021), https://doi.org/10.1038 License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.