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NET PRIMARY PRODUCTION IN TROPICAL FORESTS: AN EVALUATION AND SYNTHESIS OF EXISTING FIELD DATA
Information on net primary production in tropical forests is needed for the development of realistic global carbon budgets, for projecting how these ecosystems will be affected by climatic andExpand
MEASURING NET PRIMARY PRODUCTION IN FORESTS: CONCEPTS AND FIELD METHODS
There are pressing reasons for developing a better understanding of net primary production (NPP) in the world's forests. These ecosystems play a large role in the world's carbon budget, and theirExpand
LIFE HISTORY DIVERSITY OF CANOPY AND EMERGENT TREES IN A NEOTROPICAL RAIN FOREST
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Evaluated non—pioneer tree species in primary tropical wet forest at the La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica showed a capacity for growth responses to small increases in light, substantial height and diameter increments at higher light levels, equal ability to survive 4—yr periods of no growth, and very low mortality rates at intermediate—to—large juvenile sizes. Expand
Landscape-scale variation in forest structure and biomass in a tropical rain forest
A better understanding of the reasons for variation in tropical rain forest (TRF) structure is important for quantifying global above-ground biomass (AGBM). We used three data sets to estimate stemExpand
Tropical rain forest tree growth and atmospheric carbon dynamics linked to interannual temperature variation during 1984–2000
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During 1984–2000, canopy tree growth in old-growth tropical rain forest at La Selva, Costa Rica, varied >2-fold among years, which is consistent with decreased net primary production in tropical forests in the warmer years of the last two decades. Expand
Distribution and effects on tree growth of lianas and woody hemiepiphytes in a Costa Rican tropical wet forest
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Five of the seven non-pioneer species showed a significant negative correlation between loads and diameter growth, and the high incidence of lianas and hemiepiphytes at La Selva is paralleled in most other Neotropical wet forests. Expand
Exchange processes of volatile organic compounds above a tropical rain forest: Implications for modeling tropospheric chemistry above dense vegetation
[1] Disjunct eddy covariance in conjunction with continuous in-canopy gradient measurements allowed for the first time to quantify the fine-scale source and sink distribution of some of the mostExpand
Stocks and flows of coarse woody debris across a tropical rain forest nutrient and topography gradient
Abstract Large pieces of standing or fallen dead wood, known as coarse woody debris (CWD), play important roles in temperate forest carbon and nutrient cycles, and affect the abundance andExpand
Soil stocks of glomalin produced by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi across a tropical rain forest landscape
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It is hypothesize that AM fungal turnover, as indicated by a greater proportion of immunoreactive, recently produced glomalin, is enhanced in the more fertile soils within this tropical rain forest landscape. Expand
Sources or sinks? The responses of tropical forests to current and future climate and atmospheric composition.
  • D. Clark
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 29 March 2004
TLDR
To determine current climatic responses of forests around the world tropics will require careful annual monitoring of ecosystem performance in representative forests, and to develop the necessary process-level understanding of these responses will require intensified experimentation at the whole-tree and stand levels. Expand
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