Forest structure and carbon dynamics in Amazonian tropical rain forests

  title={Forest structure and carbon dynamics in Amazonian tropical rain forests},
  author={Simone Theodosio Vieira and Pl{\'i}nio Barbosa de Camargo and Diogo Selhorst and Roseana da Silva and Lucy R. Hutyra and Jeffrey Q. Chambers and Irving Foster Brown and Niro Higuchi and Joaquim Rocha dos Santos and Steven C. Wofsy and Susan Trumbore and Luiz Ant{\^o}nio Martinelli},
Living trees constitute one of the major stocks of carbon in tropical forests. A better understanding of variations in the dynamics and structure of tropical forests is necessary for predicting the potential for these ecosystems to lose or store carbon, and for understanding how they recover from disturbance. Amazonian tropical forests occur over a vast area that encompasses differences in topography, climate, and geologic substrate. We observed large differences in forest structure, biomass… CONTINUE READING
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