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  • global climate;
  • AGU Bookshelf

The Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) is a multidisciplinary international scientific project that seeks to understand the functioning of Amazonia as a unique ecosystem. The AGU monograph Amazonia and Global Change, edited by Michael Keller, Mercedes Bustamante, John Gash, and Pedro Silva Dias, synthesizes the results of the study. In this interview, Eos talks with micrometeorologist John Gash, who specializes in measuring and modeling evaporation from forests. He is a senior researcher in the Department of Hydrology and Geo-environmental Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and an honorary research fellow at the U.K. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.