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Principal Investigators:

Humberto Rocha, USP (Universidade de Sao Paulo) (SA-PI)
Scott Reid Saleska, University of Arizona (US-PI)

 

Abstract 2006:  Carbon Balance in Amazon Forests from Site to Region: Integrating Remote Sensing from Satellites and Aircraft with Ground-based Tower and Biometric Data (View)

 

Investigation Duration:   01/2006 - 06/2009

 
 

Participants:

Paulo Artaxo, Co-Investigator, USP - Universidade de Sao Paulo
Alfredo R. Huete, Co-Investigator, University of Arizona
Antonio Donato Nobre, Co-Investigator, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia
Geoffrey Parker, Co-Investigator, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Piyachat Ratana, Dept. Soil Water Environmental Science
Natalia Restrepo-Coupe, University of Arizona
Humberto Rocha, SA-PI, USP (Universidade de Sao Paulo)
Scott Reid Saleska, US-PI, University of Arizona
Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro, Co-Investigator, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Monica Shimabukuro, INPE
Rafael Nora Tannus, University of Arizona

 

Research Sites:

Acre

Amazon Basin (large-scale studies)
Amazonas (Manaus) Mato Grosso Pará Eastern (Belém) Pará Western (Santarém) Rondonia Tocantins

Training and Education Activities - Proposed:

1. Training of one Brazilian student (with a strong background in eddy flux data analysis) at the University of Arizona, in carbon cycle science and remote sensing techniques.
2. One post-doctoral fellow from South America will participate in this project at the University of Arizona.
3. Training and education activities for Brazilian students are planned as an integral part of the investigation

 

Training and Education Activities - Accomplished:

Currently none available.

 
 
 

Datasets/Posters Available as of 2014-04-02

Datasets (with related publications, if any)

LBA-ECO CD-32 Flux Tower Network Data Compilation, Brazilian Amazon: 1999-2006

  1. Restrepo-Coupe, N., Christoffersen, B., Rocha, H.R. da, Araujo, A.C. da, Borma, L.S., Cabral, O.M.R., Camargo, P.B. de, Cardoso, F.L., Costa, A.C.L. da, Fitzjarrald, D.R., Goulden, M.L., Hutyra, L.R., Kruijt, B., Maia, J.M.F., Malhi, Y.S., Manzi, A.O., Miller, S.D., Nobre, A.D., Randow, C. von, Sá, L.D. da A., Sakai, R.K., Tota, J., Wofsy, S.C., Zanchi, F.B., Saleska, S.R., submitted. Gross Ecosystem Productivity Seasonality in the Tropics: Issues Posed by the Absence of Co2 Profile Measurements at Eddy-Flux Systems. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.
  2. Restrepo-Coupe, N., Rocha, H.R. da, Christoffersen, B., Araujo, A.C. da, Borma, L.S., Cabral, O.M.R., Camargo, P.B. de, Cardoso, F.L., Costa, A.C.L. da, Fitzjarrald, D.R., Goulden, M.L., Hutyra, L.R., Kruijt, B., Maia, J.M.F., Malhi, Y.S., Manzi, A.O., Miller, S.D., Nobre, A.D., Randow, C. von, Sá, L.D. da A., Sakai, R.K., Tota, J., Wofsy, S.C., Zanchi, F.B., Saleska, S.R., submitted. What drives the seasonality of productivity across the Amazon basin? A cross-site analysis of eddy flux tower measurements from the Brasil flux network. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.
  3. Saleska, S.R., Didan, K., Huete, A.R., da Rocha, H.R., 2007. Amazon Forests Green-Up During 2005 Drought. Science 318, 612.
  4. Saleska, S.R., Rocha, H.R. da, Kruijt, B., Nobre, A.D., 2009. Ecosystem Carbon Fluxes and Amazonian Forest Metabolism, in: Amazonia and global change. American Geophysical Union, Washington DC.
  5. da Rocha, H.R., A.O. Manzi, O.M. Cabral, S.R. Saleska, S.D. Miller, M.L. Goulden, S.C. Wofsy, N. R.-Coupe, L.S. Borma, A.D. Nobre, G. Vourlitis, J.S. Nogueira, F.L. Cardoso, B. Kruijt, H. Freitas, C. von Randow, R.G. Aguiar, and J.F. Maia. 2009. Patterns of water and heat flux across a biome gradient from tropical forest to savanna in Brazil. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 114 (G00B12), doi:10.1029/2007JG000640.
LBA-ECO CD-32 LBA Model Intercomparison Project (LBA-MIP) Forcing Data

  1. Mercado, L.M., Patino, S., Domingues, T.F., Fyllas, N.M., Weedon, G.P., Sitch, S., Sitch, S, Quesada, C.A., Phillips, O.L., Aragao, L.E.O.C., Malhi, Y., Dolman, A.J., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Saleska, S.R., Baker, T.R., Almeida, S., Higuchi, N., Lloyd, J. 2011. Variations in Amazon forest productivity correlated with foliar nutrients and modelled rates of photosynthetic carbon supply Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 1-14.
  2. Poulter, B., Hattermann, F., Hawkins, E., Zaehles, Z., Sitch, S., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Heyder, U. & Cramer, W. 2010. Robust dynamics of Amazon dieback to climate change with perturbed ecosystem model parameters. Global Change Biology, vol. 16, pp. 2476-2495.
  3. Sakaguchi, K., Zeng, X., Christoffersen, B.J., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Saleska, S.R. & Brando, P.M. 2011. Natural and drought scenarios in an east central Amazon forest: Fidelity of the Community Land Model 3.5 with three biogeochemical models. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, vol. 116, p. G01029.


 

Publications:

Saleska S.R., Didan K, Huete AR, da Rocha H. (2007) Amazon Forests Green-Up During 2005 Drought. Science, 318, 612. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1146663 (abstract)

da Rocha HR, Manzi AO, Cabral OM, Miller SD, Goulden ML, Saleska SR, Coupe NR, Wofsy SC, Borma LS, Artaxo P, Vourlitis G, Nogueira JS, Cardoso FL, Nobre AD, Kruijt B, Freitas HC, von Randow C, Aguiar RG, Maia JF. (2009) Patterns of water and heat flux across a biome gradient from tropical forest to savanna in Brazil. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007JG000640 (abstract)

Saleska S.R., Rocha HR, Kruijt B, Nobre AD. Ecosystem Carbon Fluxes and Amazonian Forest Metabolism, in Amazonia and global change, pp. 389-407, American Geophysical Union, 2009.

Poulter B, Hattermann F, Hawkins E, Zaehle S, Sitch S, Restrepo-Coupe N, Heyder U, Cramer W. (2010) Robust dynamics of Amazon dieback to climate change with perturbed ecosystem model parameters. Global Change Biology, 16, 2476-2495. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02157.x (abstract)

Mercado LM, Patino S, Domingues TF, Baker TR, Weedon GP, Sitch S, Phillips OL, Aragao LEOC, Malhi Y, Dolman AJ, Restrepo-Coupe N, Saleska S.R., Quesada CA, Almeida S, Higuchi N, Lloyd J. (2011) Is the observed variability in stem wood production rates for Amazon forests related to modelled rates of photosynthetic carbon supply? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 366. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2011.0045 (abstract)

Mercado LM, Patino S, Domingues TF, Fyllas NM, Weedon GP, Sitch S, Quesada CA, Phillips OL, Aragao LEOC, Malhi Y, Dolman AJ, Restrepo-Coupe N, Saleska S.R., Baker TR, Almeida S, Higuchi N, Lloyd J. (2011) Variations in Amazon forest productivity correlated with foliar nutrients and modelled rates of photosynthetic carbon supply. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 366, 3316-3329. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2011.0045 (abstract)

Sakaguchi K, Zeng X, Christoffersen B, Restrepo-Coupe N, Saleska S.R., Brando P. (2011) Natural and drought scenarios in an east central Amazon forest: Fidelity of the Community Land Model 3.5 with three biogeochemical models. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010JG001477 (abstract)

Natalia Restrepo-Coupe, Humberto R. da Rocha, Lucy R. Hutyra, Alessandro C. da Araujo, Laura S. Borma, Bradley Christoffersen, Osvaldo M.R. Cabral, Plinio B. de Camargo, Fernando L. Cardoso, Antonio C. Lola da Costa, David R. Fitzjarrald, Michael L. Goulden, Bart Kruijt, Jair M.F. Maia, Yadvinder S. Malhi, Antonio O. Manzi, Scott D. Miller, Antonio D. Nobre, Celso von Randow, Leonardo D. Abreu Sá, Ricardo K. Sakai, Julio Tota, Steven C. Wofsy, Fabricio B. Zanchi, Scott R. Saleska (2013) What drives the seasonality of photosynthesis across the Amazon basin? A cross-site analysis of eddy flux tower measurements from the Brasil flux network. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 182-183, 128-144. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.04.031 (abstract)

 

Matrix of Publications-Datasets:  more

 

Science Questions:

Carbon Dynamics:

        CD-Q1 - What is the (climatically driven) seasonal and interannual variability of the carbon dioxide flux between the atmosphere and different land cover/use types?
        CD-Q2 - How do biological processes such as mortality and recruitment or succession following land use change influence the net annual carbon balance for different land cover and land use types?
        CD-Q3 - What are the relative contributions of fluxes from natural and disturbed ecosystems to the net Amazônia-wide flux?
 

Synthesis Group:  Synthesis: Scaling Carbon Fluxes -- Integrating eddy flux tower sites, remote sensing, and models to understand Amazonian carbon dynamics

 
 
 
 
 

Other Research Teams:

CD-01  -  CD-02  -  CD-03  -  CD-04  -  CD-05  -  CD-06  -  CD-07  -  CD-08  -  CD-09  -  
CD-10  -  CD-11  -  CD-12  -  CD-14  -  CD-15  -  CD-17  -  CD-18  -  CD-30  -  CD-31  -  
CD-33  -  CD-34  -  CD-35  -  CD-36  -  CD-37  -  CD-40  -  CD-41  -  LC-01  -  LC-02  -  
LC-03  -  LC-04  -  LC-05  -  LC-06  -  LC-07  -  LC-08  -  LC-09  -  LC-10  -  LC-11  -  
LC-12  -  LC-13  -  LC-14  -  LC-15  -  LC-16  -  LC-21  -  LC-22  -  LC-23  -  LC-24  -  
LC-30  -  LC-31  -  LC-32  -  LC-33  -  LC-34  -  LC-35  -  LC-36  -  LC-37  -  LC-38  -  
LC-39  -  ND-01  -  ND-02  -  ND-03  -  ND-04  -  ND-06  -  ND-07  -  ND-08  -  ND-09  -  
ND-10  -  ND-11  -  ND-30  -  ND-31  -  PC-30  -  TG-01  -  TG-02  -  TG-03  -  TG-04  -  
TG-05  -  TG-06  -  TG-07  -  TG-08  -  TG-09  -  TG-10  -  TG-30  -  TG-31  -  TG-32

 


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