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Title: The Amazon basin in transition
Authors: Davidson, Eric Aa
Araüjo, Alessandro Carioca de
Artaxo, Paulo
Balch, Jennifer K.
Brown, Irving Foster
Bustamante, Mercedes M.C.
Coe, Michael T.
DeFries, Ruth S.
Keller, Michael
Longo, Marcos
Munger, J. William
Schroeder, Wilfrid
Soares-Filho, Britaldo Silveira
Souza, Carlos Moreira
Wofsy, Steven C.
Keywords: Carbon Dioxide
Nitrogen
Agricultural Practice
Biogeochemical Cycle
Climate Variation
Deforestation
Drought Stress
Energy Budget
Environmental Disturbance
Forest Fires
Hydrological Change
Land-use Change
Precipitation (climatology)
River Discharge
Water Budget
Agriculture
Atmosphere
Brasil
Carbon Storage
Climate Change
Deforestation
Drought
Energy Balance
Greenhouse Gas
Priority Journal
Review
River
Seasonal Rain Forest
Brasil
Carbon Cycle
Climate Change
Droughts
Ecosystem
Fires
Forestry
Rain
Rivers
Seasons
Trees
Amazon Basin
Issue Date: 2012
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Nature
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 481, Número 7381, Pags. 321-328
Abstract: Agricultural expansion and climate variability have become important agents of disturbance in the Amazon basin. Recent studies have demonstrated considerable resilience of Amazonian forests to moderate annual drought, but they also show that interactions between deforestation, fire and drought potentially lead to losses of carbon storage and changes in regional precipitation patterns and river discharge. Although the basin-wide impacts of land use and drought may not yet surpass the magnitude of natural variability of hydrologic and biogeochemical cycles, there are some signs of a transition to a disturbance-dominated regime. These signs include changing energy and water cycles in the southern and eastern portions of the Amazon basin. © 2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1038/nature10717
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