The enigma of the Amazonian carbon balance

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Abstract

The carbon balance of the Amazon depends on a complex interplay between climate, soil and tree behaviour. Land surface models have difficulty in reproducing the observed biomass distribution and relationships between net productivity and biomass. A new model representing in more detail the effect of different succession stages is capable of observing this relationship (Rödig et al 2018 Environ. Res. Lett. 1-40). The key question for future models is how to incorporate more realistically the nutrient influences on growth and that of a future climate enriched with carbon dioxide.

Original languageEnglish
Article number061002
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalEnvironmental Research Letters
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Amazon
  • carbon dioxide
  • future climate
  • models
  • soil nutrients
  • tree

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In: Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 13, No. 6, 061002, 20.06.2018, p. 1-3.

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