The role of deep roots in the hydrological and carbon cycles of Amazonian forests and pastures

@article{Nepstad1994TheRO,
  title={The role of deep roots in the hydrological and carbon cycles of Amazonian forests and pastures},
  author={Daniel Curtis Nepstad and Claudio Jos{\'e} Reis de Carvalho and Eric A Davidson and Peter H. Jipp and Paul A Lefebvre and Gustavo H. Negreiros and Elson J. Silva and Thomas A. Stone and Susan Trumbore and Simone A Vieira},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1994},
  volume={372},
  pages={666-669}
}
DEFORESTATION and logging transform more forest in eastern and southern Amazonia than in any other region of the world1–3. This forest alteration affects regional hydrology4–11 and the global carbon cycle12–14, but current analyses of these effects neglect an important deep-soil link between the water and carbon cycles. Using rainfall data, satellite imagery and field studies, we estimate here that half of the closed forests of Brazilian Amazonia depend on deep root systems to maintain green… CONTINUE READING
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