Size and frequency of natural forest disturbances and the Amazon forest carbon balance

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Espírito-Santo, Fernando D.B..; Gloor, Manuel.; Keller, Michael.; Malhi, Yadvinder.; Saatchi, Sassan.; Nelson, Bruce.; Oliveira, Raimundo C., Junior.; Pereira, Cleuton.; Lloyd, Jon.; Frolking, Steve.; Palace, Michael.; Shimabukuro, Yosio E..; Duarte, Valdete.; Monteagudo Mendoza, Abel.; López-González, Gabriela.; Baker, Tim R..; Feldpausch, Ted R..; Brienen, Roel J.W..; Asner, Gregory P..; Boyd, Doreen S..; Phillips, Oliver L..;
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Forest inventory studies in the Amazon indicate a large terrestrial carbon sink. However, field plots may fail to represent forest mortality processes at landscape-scales of tropical forests. Here we characterize the frequency distribution of disturbance events in natur... View more
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