Biogeochemistry and Ecology of Terrestrial Ecosystems of Amazonia

  1. Michael Keller,
  2. Michael Bustamante,
  3. John Gash and
  4. Pedro Silva Dias
  1. Yadvinder Malhi1 and
  2. Eric A. Davidson2

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000743

Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change

How to Cite

Malhi, Y. and Davidson, E. A. (2009) Biogeochemistry and Ecology of Terrestrial Ecosystems of Amazonia, in Amazonia and Global Change (eds M. Keller, M. Bustamante, J. Gash and P. Silva Dias), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000743

Author Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    Woods Hole Research Center Falmouth, Massachusetts, 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

  • Nutrient Supply and Limitations

  • Trace Gas Exchanges

  • Biogeography of Amazonian Forests and Savannas

  • Metabolism and Its Seasonal Variation

  • Response to Drought

  • Carbon Stores

  • The Carbon Balance of Amazonia

  • Changes in Intact Vegetation Over Time

  • Conclusion