Long-term decline of the Amazon carbon sink

  title={Long-term decline of the Amazon carbon sink},
  author={R. J. Brienen and O. Phillips and T. Feldpausch and E. Gloor and T. Baker and J. Lloyd and G. Lopez-Gonzalez and A. Monteagudo-Mendoza and Y. Malhi and S. Lewis and R. V. Martinez and M. Alexiades and E. {\'A}. D{\'a}vila and P. Álvarez-Loayza and A. Andrade and L. E. Arag{\~a}o and A. Araujo-Murakami and E. Arets and L. Arroyo and C. G. and O. B{\'a}nki and C. Baraloto and J. Barroso and D. Bonal and R. Boot and J. L. Camargo and C. V. Castilho and V. Chama and K. Chao and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Chave and J. Comiskey and F. C. Valverde and L. D. Costa and E. A. D. Oliveira and A. Fiore and T. Erwin and S. Fauset and M. Forsthofer and D. Galbraith and E. Grahame and N. Groot and B. H{\'e}rault and N. Higuchi and E. H. Coronado and H. Keeling and T. Killeen and W. Laurance and S. Laurance and J. Licona and W. E. Magnussen and B. S. Marimon and B. H. Marimon-Junior and C. Mendoza and D. Neill and E. M. Nogueira and P. N{\'u}{\~n}ez and N. P. Camacho and A. Parada and G. Pardo-Molina and J. Peacock and M. Pe{\~n}a-Claros and G. Pickavance and N. Pitman and L. Poorter and A. Prieto and C. A. Quesada and F. Ram{\'i}rez and H. Ram{\'i}rez-Angulo and Z. Restrepo and A. Roopsind and A. Rudas and R. Salom{\~a}o and M. Schwarz and N. Silva and J. Silva-Espejo and M. Silveira and J. Stropp and J. Talbot and H. Steege and J. Teran-Aguilar and J. Terborgh and R. Thomas-Caesar and M. Toledo and M. Torello-Raventos and R. K. Umetsu and G. M. F. Heijden and P. V. Hout and I. Vieira and S. Vieira and E. Vilanova and V. Vos and R. Zagt},
  • R. J. Brienen, O. Phillips, +89 authors R. Zagt
  • Published 2015
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 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 tropics, particularly in the Amazon. Nevertheless, it is unclear how the terrestrial carbon sink will evolve as climate and atmospheric composition continue to change. Here we analyse the historical evolution of the biomass dynamics of the Amazon rainforest over three decades using a distributed network… CONTINUE READING

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