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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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1. The Relevance of Biogeochemistry to Amazon Development and Conservation, Michael McClain. 2. General Characteristic and Variability of Climate in the Amazon Basin and its Links to the Global Climate System, Jose A. Marengo and Carlos A. Nobre. 3. The Atmospheric Component of Biogeochemical Cycles in the Amazon Basin, Paulo Artaxo. 4. Soil Versus Biological Controls on Nutrient Cycling in Terra Firme Forests,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00041642
(OCoLC)44128489
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E McClain; Reynaldo L Victoria; Jeffrey Edward Richey
ISBN: 9780195354232 0195354230 1280761415 9781280761416 9786610761418 6610761418 0197561144 9780197561140
OCLC Number: 315300898
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 365 pages) : illustrations, maps
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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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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