The Production, Storage, and Flow of Carbon in Amazonian Forests

  1. Michael Keller,
  2. Michael Bustamante,
  3. John Gash and
  4. Pedro Silva Dias
  1. Yadvinder Malhi1,
  2. Sassan Saatchi2,
  3. Cecile Girardin1 and
  4. Luiz E. O. C. AragãO1

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000733

Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change

How to Cite

Malhi, Y., Saatchi, S., Girardin, C. and AragãO, L. E. O. C. (2009) The Production, Storage, and Flow of Carbon in Amazonian Forests, in Amazonia and Global Change (eds M. Keller, M. Bustamante, J. Gash and P. Silva Dias), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000733

Author Information

  1. 1

    Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology Pasadena, 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

  • Stocks of Carbon

  • Net Primary Productivity and Its Components

  • Respiration Fluxes

  • Ecosystem Photosynthesis and Respiration

  • A Comprehensive View of the Forest Carbon Cycle at the LBA Focal Sites

  • Spatial Interpolation to the Wider Amazon Region

  • What Controls the Biomass and Dynamism of an Amazonian Forest?