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Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere; so does cutting down forests for logging or habitat conversion. 

Part A: Explain how logging and deforestation also contribute to increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Part B: Predict the long term effects of increased CO2 in the atmosphere on plant communities.


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (DUE grants: 1438739, 1323162, 1347740, 0736952 and 1022653). Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.