Interactions Between Biosphere, Atmosphere and Human Land Use in the Amazon Basin

  • Laszlo Nagy
  • Bruce R. Forsberg
  • Paulo Artaxo

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 227)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Biosphere–Atmosphere Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Kolby Jardine, Angela Jardine
      Pages 19-33
    3. Michael T. Coe, Marcia N. Macedo, Paulo M. Brando, Paul Lefebvre, Prajjwal Panday, Divino Silvério
      Pages 35-53
    4. José A. Marengo, Earle R. Williams, Lincloln M. Alves, Wagner R. Soares, Daniel A. Rodriguez
      Pages 55-76
  4. Carbon Balance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Emanuel Gloor
      Pages 101-117
    3. John M. Melack
      Pages 119-148
    4. Alessandro C. Araújo, Celso von Randow, Natalia Restrepo-Coupe
      Pages 149-169
    5. Niro Higuchi, Rempei Suwa, Francisco G. Higuchi, Adriano J. N. Lima, Joaquim dos Santos, Hideyuki Noguchi et al.
      Pages 171-187
  5. Environmental Variation and Global Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Oliver L. Phillips, Simon L. Lewis, Niro Higuchi, Tim Baker
      Pages 191-224
    3. Erika Buscardo, Gabriela Nardoto, Flávio Luizão, Maria T. F. Piedade, Jochen Schöngart, Florian Wittmann et al.
      Pages 225-266
    4. Carlos A. Quesada, Jon Lloyd
      Pages 267-299
    5. Luiz E. O. C. Aragão, Liana O. Anderson, André Lima, Egidio Arai
      Pages 301-329
    6. Bart Kruijt, Patrick Meir, Michelle Johnson, Anja Rammig, Sophie Fauset, Tim Baker et al.
      Pages 331-366
  6. Integrating Considerations Between Biophysical and Social Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Jean P. Ometto, Eráclito R. Sousa-Neto, Graciela Tejada
      Pages 369-383
    3. William F. Laurance, José L. C. Camargo, Philip M. Fearnside, Thomas E. Lovejoy, G. Bruce Williamson, Rita C. G. Mesquita et al.
      Pages 407-440
    4. Ima C. G. Vieira, Peter M. de Toledo, Roberto S. O. Araújo Jr.
      Pages 441-462
  7. Perspectives for the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 463-463
    2. Paulo Artaxo, Bruce R. Forsberg, Laszlo Nagy
      Pages 465-469
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 471-477

About this book


This book offers a panorama of recent scientific achievements produced through the framework of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere programme (LBA) and other research programmes in the Brazilian Amazon. The content is highly interdisciplinary, with an overarching aim to contribute to the understanding of the dynamic biophysical and societal/socio-economic structure and functioning of Amazonia as a regional entity and its regional and global climatic teleconnections. The target readership includes advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students and researchers seeking to untangle the gamut of interactions that the Amazon’s complex biophysical and social system represent.


Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere programme LBA Amazonia Amazonian forest Hydrology Energy balance Drought Floods Climate change Carbon balance Rain forest Amazon forest biomass

Editors and affiliations

  • Laszlo Nagy
    • 1
  • Bruce R. Forsberg
    • 2
  • Paulo Artaxo
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Biologia VegetalUniversidade Estadual de CampinasCampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da AmazoniaManausBrazil
  3. 3.Instituto de FísicaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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