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Drought Sensitivity of the Amazon Rainforest
- O. Phillips, L. Aragão, +63 authors A. Torres-Lezama
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- 6 March 2009
Amazon forests are a key but poorly understood component of the global carbon cycle. If, as anticipated, they dry this century, they might accelerate climate change through carbon losses and changed… Expand
Long-term decline of the Amazon carbon sink
Atmospheric carbon dioxide records indicate that the land surface has acted as a strong global carbon sink over recent decades, with a substantial fraction of this sink probably located in the… Expand
Basin-wide variations in foliar properties of Amazonian forest: phylogeny, soils and climate.
Abstract. We analysed 1040 individual trees, located in 62 plots across the Amazon Basin for leaf mass per unit area (MA), foliar carbon isotopic composition (δ13C) and leaf level concentrations of… Expand
Soils of Amazonia with particular reference to the RAINFOR sites
- C. Quesada, J. Lloyd, L. Anderson, N. M. Fyllas, M. Schwarz, C. I. Czimczik
- Environmental Science
- 8 April 2009
Abstract. The tropical forests of the Amazon Basin occur on a wide variety of different soil types reflecting a rich diversity of geologic origins and geomorphic processes. We here review the… Expand
Basin-wide variations in Amazon forest structure and function are mediated by both soils and climate
Abstract. Forest structure and dynamics vary across the Amazon Basin in an east-west gradient coincident with variations in soil fertility and geology. This has resulted in the hypothesis that soil… Expand
Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality
Arising from M. A. Nowak, C. E. Tarnita & E. O. Wilson 466, 1057–1062 (2010)10.1038/nature09205; Nowak et al. replyNowak et al. argue that inclusive fitness theory has been of little value in… Expand
Variations in chemical and physical properties of Amazon forest soils in relation to their genesis
Soil samples were collected in six South American countries in a total of 71 different 1 ha forest plots across the Amazon Basin as part of the RAINFOR project. They were analysed for total and… Expand
Drought-mortality relationships for tropical forests.
- O. Phillips, G. V. D. van der Heijden, +54 authors E. Vilanova
- Geography, Medicine
- The New phytologist
- 1 August 2010
*The rich ecology of tropical forests is intimately tied to their moisture status. Multi-site syntheses can provide a macro-scale view of these linkages and their susceptibility to changing climates.… Expand
Changing paradigms in insect social evolution: insights from halictine and allodapine bees.
Until the 1980s theories of social insect evolution drew strongly on halictine and allodapine bees. However, that early work suffered from a lack of sound phylogenetic inference and detailed… Expand
Evolution of sociality in the allodapine bees: a review of sex allocation, ecology and evolution
Summary: Comparative studies provide one of the most powerful means of assessing the relative roles of selective agents underlying social evolution in insects. Because of the wide variation in social… Expand