Biogeochemistry

, 105:1 | Cite as

Land–Water interactions in the amazon

  • Jeffrey E. Richey
  • Maria Victoria Ballester
  • Eric A. Davidson
  • Mark S. Johnson
  • Alex V. Krusche
Article

Abstract

Biogeochemistry is hosting this special thematic issue devoted to studies of land–water interactions, as part of the Large-scale Biosphere–Atmosphere Experiment in Amazônia (LBA). This compilation of papers covers a broad range of topics with a common theme of coupling land and water processes, across pristine and impacted systems. Findings highlighted that hydrologic flowpaths are clearly important across basin size and structure in determining how water and solutes reach streams. Land-use changes have pronounced impacts on flowpaths, and subsequently, on stream chemistry, from small streams to large rivers. Carbon is produced and transformed across a broad array of fluvial environments and wetlands. Surface waters are not only driven by, but provide feedback to, the atmosphere.

Keywords

Land-use change Flowpaths Stream chemistry Scaling Cloud streets Carbon cycling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey E. Richey
    • 1
  • Maria Victoria Ballester
    • 2
  • Eric A. Davidson
    • 3
  • Mark S. Johnson
    • 4
  • Alex V. Krusche
    • 2
  1. 1.School of OceanographyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Centro de Energia Nuclear na AgriculturaUniversity of São PauloPiracicabaBrazil
  3. 3.The Woods Hole Research CenterFalmouthUSA
  4. 4.Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and Department of Earth and Ocean SciencesUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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