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The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin

Michael E. McClain, Reynaldo Victoria, and Jeffrey E. Richey

Abstract

With a complex assemblage of largely intact ecosystems that support the earth's greatest diversity of life, the Amazon basin is a focal point of international scientific interest. And, as development and colonization schemes transform the landscape in increasing measure, scientists from around the world are directing attention to questions of regional and global significance. Some of these qustions are: What are the fluxes of greenhouse gases across the atmospheric interface of ecosystems? How mush carbon is stored in the biomass and soils of the basin? How are elements from the land transferr ... More

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195114317
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195114317.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael E. McClain, editor

Reynaldo Victoria, editor

Jeffrey E. Richey, editor

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