The Regional Carbon Budget

  1. Michael Keller,
  2. Michael Bustamante,
  3. John Gash and
  4. Pedro Silva Dias
  1. R.A. Houghton1,
  2. Manuel Gloor2,
  3. Jon Lloyd2 and
  4. Christopher Potter3

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000728

Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change

How to Cite

Houghton, R.A., Gloor, M., Lloyd, J. and Potter, C. (2009) The Regional Carbon Budget, in Amazonia and Global Change (eds M. Keller, M. Bustamante, J. Gash and P. Silva Dias), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000728

Author Information

  1. 1

    Woods Hole Research Center Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    School of Geography, University of Leeds Leeds, UK

  3. 3

    Ecosystem Science and Technology Branch, NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904764

Online ISBN: 9781118670347



  • Rain forest ecology—Amazon River Region;
  • Biosphere—Research—Amazon River Region;
  • Climatic changes—Amazon River Region;
  • Amazon River Region—Climate


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Carbon Balance of Amazonian Regions: Estimates from the Atmosphere

  • Carbon Balance of Aquatic Systems

  • Carbon Balance of Amazonian Regions: Ecosystem Models Based on Physiology

  • Sources and Sinks of Carbon from Land Use Change, Disturbance, and Recovery

  • Synthesis: What do We Know?