The productivity, metabolism and carbon cycle of two lowland tropical forest plots in south-western Amazonia, Peru
Malhi, Yadvinder; Farfán‑Amézquita, F; Doughty, C. E; Silva- Espejo, Javier E.; Girardin, Cécile A.J.; Metcalfe, Daniel B; Aragão, Luiz E.O.C.; Huaraca- Quispe, Lidia P.; Alzamora-Taype, Ivonne; Eguiluz-Mora, Luzmilla; Marthews, Toby R.; Meir, Patrick
Background: The forests of western Amazonia are known to be more dynamic that the better-studied forests of eastern Amazonia, but there has been no comprehensive description of the carbon cycle of a western Amazonian forest. Aims: We present the carbon budget of two forest plots in Tambopata in south-eastern Peru, western Amazonia. In particular, we present, for the first time, the seasonal variation in the detailed carbon budget of a tropical forest. Methods: We measured the major components...[Show more]
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