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Variation in stem mortality rates determines patterns of aboveground biomass in Amazonian forests: implications for dynamic global vegetation models

Johnson, M O; Galbraith, D; Gloor, E; De Deurwaerder, H; Guimberteau, M; Rammig, A; Thonicke, K; Verbeeck, H; von Randow, C; Monteagudo, A; Phillips, O L; Brienen, R J W; Feldpausch, T R; Lopez Gonzalez, G; Fauset, S; Quesada, C A; Christoffersen, B; Ciais, P; Gilvan, S; Kruijt, B; Meir, P; Moorcroft, P; Zhang, K; Alvarez, E A; Alves de Oliveira, A; Amaral, I; Andrade, A; Aragao, L E O C; Araujo-Murakami, A; Arets, E J M M; Arroyo, L; Aymard, G A; Baraloto, C; Barroso, J; Bonal, D; Boot, R; Camargo, J; Chave, J; Cogollo, A; Cornejo, F Valverde; Costa, L da; di Fiore, A; Ferreira, L; Higuchi, N; Honorio, E; Killeen, T J; Laurance, S G; Laurance, W F; Licona, J; Lovejoy, T; Malhi, Y; Marimon, B; Marimon, B H Junior; Matos, D C L; Mendoza, C; Neill, D A; Pardo, G; Peña-Claros, M; Pitman, N C A; Poorter, L; Prieto, A; Ramirez-Angulo, H; Roopsind, A; Rudas, A; Salomao, R P; Silveira, M; Stropp, J; Ter Steege, H; Terborgh, J; Thomas, R; Toledo, M; Torres-Lezama, A; van der Heijden, Geertje; Vasquez, R; Vieira, I; Vilanova, E; Vos, V A; Baker, T R


Understanding the processes that determine aboveground biomass (AGB) in Amazonian forests is important for predicting the sensitivity of these ecosystems to environmental change and for designing and evaluating dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs). AGB is determined by inputs from woody productivity (woody NPP) and the rate at which carbon is lost through tree mortality. Here, we test whether two direct metrics of tree mortality (the absolute rate of woody biomass loss and the rate of stem...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-04-15
Type: Journal article
Source: Global change biology
DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13315
Access Rights: Open Access


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