Monday, June 23, 2008

Rainforest Would Take 4,000 Years to Grow Back

Even if we stopped wiping out rainforest around the world today, it would take thousands of years for it to grow back to the same level we're capable of wiping out in a matter of hours. This according to a report at New Scientist.

We at Pound360 are depressed.

In Brazil, where once a rainforest stretched for 1.2 million square kilometers along the Atlantic coast, just 100,000 square kilometers remains. If mankind backed off, here's how it would grow back. After 65 years, fruit trees (seeds dispersed by animals) would return. The predators that eat animals that eat fruit would also return. So would sun-loving trees. After 180 years, the shade-loving plants would make their way back in. But we're still not done. The native species unique to the rainforest would take almost 4,000 years to make their way back.

Of course, we think this assumes humans to not intervene, which might speed things along. Either way, Pound360 now sees rainforests as more precious than we did a few minutes ago.

(
Image: Rainforest near Manaus, Brazil courtesy Phil P Harris)

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Kim Bob Square Pants said...

These numbers don't jive with those from other articles I've read. An article in Reuters quoting a scientist from the Carnegie Institute said that the canopy will begin closing after only 15 yeears. An article in the New York Times agrees with that, saying,"With the heat and rainfall in tropical Panama, new growth is remarkably fast. Within 15 years, abandoned land can contain trees more than 100 feet high. Within 20, a thick rain-forest canopy forms again."

pound360 said...

That's good news. Pound360 would be a little less depressed. Could you post a link here?

We wouldn't disagree with what you're saying, by the way. Pound360 could see growth starting after a couple-dozen years, but to get the unique species, the unique mix of life that makes the rain forrests special, our guess is that it would take a very long time.

Anonymous said...

I think this is the article referenced above.

http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE50B5CY20090112?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

pound360 said...

Thanks anonymous! It looks like rain forests can grow back quickly. A quantitative gain. But qualitatively, there's a catch. "These young forests can't support what the old-growth forests did," said one expert in the article.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.