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Multiple mechanisms of Amazonian forest biomass losses in three dynamic global vegetation models under climate change

Galbraith, David; Levy, Peter; Sitch, Stephen; Huntingford, Chris; Cox, Peter M; Williams, Mathew; Meir, Patrick


The large-scale loss of Amazonian rainforest under some future climate scenarios has generally been considered to be driven by increased drying over Amazonia predicted by some general circulation models (GCMs). However, the importance of rainfall relative to other drivers has never been formally examined. Here, we conducted factorial simulations to ascertain the contributions of four environmental drivers (precipitation, temperature, humidity and CO2) to simulated changes in Amazonian...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: New Phytologist
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03350.x


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