Climatic and biotic controls on annual carbon storage in Amazonian ecosystems

  title={Climatic and biotic controls on annual carbon storage in Amazonian ecosystems},
  author={Hanqin Tian and Jerry M. Melillo and David W Kicklighter and A. David McGuire and John V. K. Helfrich and Berrien Moore and Charles J. Vörösmarty},
  journal={Global Ecology and Biogeography},
1 The role of undisturbed tropical land ecosystems in the global carbon budget is not well understood. It has been suggested that interannual climate variability can affect the capacity of these ecosystems to store carbon in the short term. In this paper, we use a transient version of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) to estimate annual carbon storage in undisturbed Amazonian ecosystems during the period 1980–94, and to understand the underlying causes of the year-to-year variations in net… 

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