Rainforest Primer

By Joy Schochet, Ph.D

Note: The following units are used in this document:
1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 =  2.47 acres
1 km2 = 100 hectares (ha)
1 metric ton = 2000 kilograms
1 gigaton = 109 metric tons
1 petagram (pg) = 1015 grams (gm)
Unless otherwise stated, all units used in this document are metric.

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