Nutrient Limitations to Secondary Forest Regrowth

  1. Michael Keller,
  2. Michael Bustamante,
  3. John Gash and
  4. Pedro Silva Dias
  1. Eric A. Davidson1 and
  2. Luiz A. Martinelli2

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2009GM000905

Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change

How to Cite

Davidson, E. A. and Martinelli, L. A. (2009) Nutrient Limitations to Secondary Forest Regrowth, in Amazonia and Global Change (eds M. Keller, M. Bustamante, J. Gash and P. Silva Dias), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2009GM000905

Author Information

  1. 1

    Woods Hole Research Center Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    CENA, University of São Paulo Piracicaba, Brazil

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 Losses During and Following Deforestation

  • Evidence for Nutrient Limitation During Secondary Succession

  • Biological N Fixation In Secondary Forests of Amazonia

  • Implication for the Future of Amazonian Secondary Forests