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Michael Toomey, Dar A. Roberts, Jill Caviglia-Harris, Mark A. Cochrane, Candida F. Dewes, Daniel Harris, Izaya Numata, Marcio H. Sales, Erin Sills and Carlos M. Souza Jr. Long-term, high-spatial resolution carbon balance monitoring of the Amazonian frontier: Predisturbance and postdisturbance carbon emissions and uptake Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 118

Version of Record online: 3 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/jgrg.20033

Key Points

  • Modeled land use effects on carbon balance of Amazon frontier over 27 years
  • Net emissions 93% of initial forest carbon; secondary forest uptake negligible
  • High resolution imagery (~30m) necessary to monitor smallholder land use change

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