Nitrogen-fixing trees help tropical forests grow faster and store more carbon, Scienmag, 14 February 2020

Scienmag and various scientific publications such as Bioengineer reported on a study published in Nature Communications on how tropical reforestation is a powerful tool for locking up large amounts of carbon emissions, particularly due to the presence of nitrogen-fixing trees (trees which partner with soil microbes to turn atmospheric nitrogen gas into a form of nitrogen that can fuel plant growth).The research highlighted how forests with nitrogen-fixing trees grow more rapidly and have a higher carbon storage potential than forests without nitrogen fixers. Yale-NUS College Assistant Professor of Science (Environmental Studies) Michiel van Breugel was one of the investigators of the study.

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