Response of tree biomass and wood litter to disturbance in a Central Amazon forest

  title={Response of tree biomass and wood litter to disturbance in a Central Amazon forest},
  author={Jeffrey Q. Chambers and Niro Higuchi and Liliane M. Teixeira and Joaquim Rocha dos Santos and Susan G Laurance and Susan Trumbore},
We developed an individual-based stochastic-empirical model to simulate the carbon dynamics of live and dead trees in a Central Amazon forest near Manaus, Brazil. The model is based on analyses of extensive field studies carried out on permanent forest inventory plots, and syntheses of published studies. New analyses included: (1) growth suppression of small trees, (2) maximum size (trunk base diameter) for 220 tree species, (3) the relationship between growth rate and wood density, and (4) the… CONTINUE READING
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