Loss of Nutrients from Terrestrial Ecosystems to Streams and the Atmosphere Following Land Use Change in Amazonia

  1. Ruth S. Defries,
  2. Gregory P. Asner and
  3. Richard A. Houghton
  1. Eric A. Davidson1,
  2. Christopher Neill2,
  3. Alex V. Krusche3,
  4. Victoria V. R. Ballester3,
  5. Daniel Markewitz4 and
  6. Ricardo De O. Figueiredo5

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/153GM12

Ecosystems and Land Use Change

Ecosystems and Land Use Change

How to Cite

Davidson, E. A., Neill, C., Krusche, A. V., Ballester, V. V. R., Markewitz, D. and Figueiredo, R. D. O. (2004) Loss of Nutrients from Terrestrial Ecosystems to Streams and the Atmosphere Following Land Use Change in Amazonia, in Ecosystems and Land Use Change (eds R. S. Defries, G. P. Asner and R. A. Houghton), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/153GM12

Author Information

  1. 1

    Woods Hole Research Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

  3. 3

    Centro De Energia Nuclear Na Agricultura, Universidade De São Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil

  4. 4

    Daniel B. Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

  5. 5

    Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, Tv. Enéas Pinheiro, Belém, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904184

Online ISBN: 9781118665985

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Keywords:

  • Land use—Decision making—Case studies;
  • Environmental degradation—Case studies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycling in Mature Lowland Amazonian Forests

  • Biogeochemical Consequences of Amazonian Deforestation

  • Influence of Amazonian Deforestation on Stream Solute Concentrations

  • In-Stream Processes May Complicate Deforestation Signals

  • Understudied Topics Pertaining to Nutrient Losses following Land use Change