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The biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin

The biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin

Author: Michael E McClain; Reynaldo L Victoria; Jeffrey Edward Richey
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin synthesizes more than a decade of process-level research into the flows of water, carbon, nutrients and other bioactive elements through Amazon terrestrial and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E McClain; Reynaldo L Victoria; Jeffrey Edward Richey
ISBN: 0195114310 9780195114317
OCLC Number: 44128489
Description: xi, 365 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The relevance of biogeochemistry to Amazon development and conservation / Michael McClain --
General characteristics and variability of climate in the Amazon basin and its links to the global climate system / Jose A. Marengo & Carlos A. Nobre --
The atmospheric component of biogeochemical cycles in the Amazon basin / Paulo Artaxo --
Soil versus biological controls on nutrient cycling in terra firme forests / Elvira Cuevas --
Nutrient cycling as a function of landscape and biotic characteristics in the cerrados of Central Brazil / M. Haridasan --
Linking biogeochemical cycles to cattle pasture management and sustainability in the Amzaon basin / Moacyr B. Dias-Filho, Eric A. Davidson & Claudio J. Reis de Carvalho --
Nutrient considerations in the use of silviculture for land development and rehabilitation in the Amazon / Florencia Montagnini --
Extractive reserves and participatory research as factors in the biogeochemistry of the Amazon basin / Foster Brown, Karen Kainer & Eufran do Amaral --
The recovery of biomass, nutrient stocks, and deep-soil functions in secondary forests / Daniel Nepstad, Paulo R.S. Moutinho & Daniel Markewitz --
The interface between economics and nutrient cycling in Amazon land development / Carl F. Jordan --
Carbon storage in biomass and soils / Martial Bernoux [and others] --
Terrestrial inputs to Amazon streams and internal biogeochemical processing / Michael E. McClain & Helmut Elsenbeer --
Geo-ecological controls on elemental fluxes in communities of higher plants in Amazonian floodplains / Maria Tereza F. Piedade, Martin Worbes & Wolfgang J. Junk --
Biogeochemistry of Amazon floodplain lakes and associated wetlands / John M. Melack & Bruce R. Forsberg --
Organic matter and nutrients in the mainstem Amazon River / Allan H. Devol & John I. Hedges --
Trace elements in the mainstem Amazon River / Patrick T. Seyler & Gerald R. Boaventura --
Biogeochemical processes on the Amazon shelf: changes in dissolved and particulate fluxes during river/ocean mixing / David J. DeMaster & Robert C. Aller.
Responsibility: edited by Michael E. McClain, Reynaldo L. Victoria, Jeffrey E. Richey.
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