Dry-season greening of Amazon forests

@article{Saleska2016DryseasonGO,
  title={Dry-season greening of Amazon forests},
  author={Scott R. Saleska and Jin Wu and Kaiyu Guan and Alessandro C. M. de Ara{\'u}jo and Alfredo Huete and Antonio Donato Nobre and Natalia Restrepo-Coupe},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={531},
  pages={E4-E5}
}
Evidence from ecological studies1,2, eddy flux towers3–5, and satellites3,6 shows that many tropical forests ‘green up’ during higher sunlight annual dry seasons, suggesting they are more limited by light than water. Morton et al.7 reported that satellite-observed dry-season green up in Amazon forests is an artefact of seasonal variations in sunsensor geometry. However, here we argue that even after artefact correction, data from Morton et al. show statistically significant increases in canopy… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 13 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS
13 Citations
26 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 13 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 26 references

Dry - season greening of Amazon forests

  • S. R. Saleska
  • Nature
  • 2016

Amazon forest structure generates diurnal and seasonal variability in light utilization

  • D. C. Morton
  • Biogeosciences Discuss .
  • 2015

Fires increase Amazon forest productivity through increases in diffuse radiation

  • A. Rap
  • Geophys . Res . Lett .
  • 2015

Photosynthetic seasonality of global tropical forests constrained by hydroclimate

  • K. Guan
  • Nature Geosci .
  • 2015

Sunlight mediated seasonality in canopy structure and photosynthetic activity of Amazonian rainforests

  • J Bi
  • Environ. Res. Lett
  • 2015

What drives the seasonality of productivity across the Amazon basin ? A cross - site analysis of eddy flux tower measurements from the Brasil flux network

  • N. Restrepo-Coupe
  • Agric . For . Meteorol .
  • 2013

What drives the seasonality of productivity across the Amazon basin? A cross-site analysis of eddy flux tower measurements from the Brasil flux network. Agric

  • N Restrepo-Coupe
  • For. Meteorol. 182–183,
  • 2013

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…