publication . Article . 2017

Self-amplified Amazon forest loss due to vegetation-atmosphere feedbacks

Zemp, Delphine Clara; Schleussner, Carl-Friedrich; Barbosa, Henrique M. J.; Hirota, Marina; Montade, Vincent; Sampaio, Gilvan; Staal, Arie; Wang-Erlandsson, Lan; Rammig, Anja;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: Nature Communications, volume 8 (eissn: 2041-1723, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Abstract
DFG/FAPESP [IRTG 1740/TRP 2011/50151-0] EU-FP7 ROBIN project [283093] FAPESP [11/50151-0, 13/50510-5] Swedish Research Council Formas [1364115] SENSE Research School EU-FP7 project AMAZALERT [282664] German Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety [16_II_148_Global_A_IMPACT] Made available in DSpace on 2017-11-13T13:43:57Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 000396215700001.pdf: 1434467 bytes, checksum: dfdd73bc842381c185ba822dd8b57e8c (MD5) Previous issue date: 2017 Reduced rainfall increases the risk of forest dieback, while in return forest loss might intensify regional droughts. The consequences o...
Subjects
free text keywords: Tipping Elements, Tropical South-america, Amazon forest, loss; vegetation-atmosphere feedbacks, Networks, Article, Dry-season, Deforestation, Precipitation, Drought, Leerstoelgroep Aquatische ecologie en waterkwaliteitsbeheer, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management, Aquatische Ecologie en Waterkwaliteitsbeheer, Time-scales, Climate-change, Resilience
Funded by
EC| ROBIN
Project
ROBIN
Role Of Biodiversity In climate change mitigatioN
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 283093
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
,
EC| AMAZALERT
Project
AMAZALERT
Raising the alert about critical feedbacks between climate and long-term land use change in the Amazon
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 282664
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV

We thank Ruud van der Ent for developing and sharing the atmospheric-moisture tracking model used in this study, Egbert van Nes for providing code for Supplementary Fig. 1 and Brigitte Mueller for providing the precipitation multi-data set used in this study. We also thank Hermann Behling, A.J. Han Dolman, Jonathan F. Donges, Dieter Gerten, Milena Holmgren, Patrick Keys, Peter Puetz, Thomas Kneib, Marten Scheffer, Kirsten Thonicke and Liubov Tupikina for discussion and comments. We are thankful to Pierre Manceaux for his contribution to the design of the figures and to Alison Schlums for proofread. This paper was developed within the scope of the IRTG 1740/TRP 2011/50151-0, funded by the DFG/FAPESP. D.C.Z. acknowledges the financial support from EU-FP7 ROBIN project under grant agreement 283093. H.M.J.B. acknowledges the financial support from FAPESP through grants number 11/50151-0 and 13/50510-5. L.W.-E. acknowledges the financial support from The Swedish Research Council Formas through grant number 1364115. A.S. acknowledges the financial support from SENSE Research School, A.R. the EU-FP7 project AMAZALERT (ProjectID 282664) and M.H. the project Microsoft/FAPESP 2013/50169-1, and C.F.S. the financial support by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (16_II_148_Global_A_IMPACT).

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Abstract
DFG/FAPESP [IRTG 1740/TRP 2011/50151-0] EU-FP7 ROBIN project [283093] FAPESP [11/50151-0, 13/50510-5] Swedish Research Council Formas [1364115] SENSE Research School EU-FP7 project AMAZALERT [282664] German Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety [16_II_148_Global_A_IMPACT] Made available in DSpace on 2017-11-13T13:43:57Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 000396215700001.pdf: 1434467 bytes, checksum: dfdd73bc842381c185ba822dd8b57e8c (MD5) Previous issue date: 2017 Reduced rainfall increases the risk of forest dieback, while in return forest loss might intensify regional droughts. The consequences o...
Subjects
free text keywords: Tipping Elements, Tropical South-america, Amazon forest, loss; vegetation-atmosphere feedbacks, Networks, Article, Dry-season, Deforestation, Precipitation, Drought, Leerstoelgroep Aquatische ecologie en waterkwaliteitsbeheer, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management, Aquatische Ecologie en Waterkwaliteitsbeheer, Time-scales, Climate-change, Resilience
Funded by
EC| ROBIN
Project
ROBIN
Role Of Biodiversity In climate change mitigatioN
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 283093
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
,
EC| AMAZALERT
Project
AMAZALERT
Raising the alert about critical feedbacks between climate and long-term land use change in the Amazon
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 282664
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV

We thank Ruud van der Ent for developing and sharing the atmospheric-moisture tracking model used in this study, Egbert van Nes for providing code for Supplementary Fig. 1 and Brigitte Mueller for providing the precipitation multi-data set used in this study. We also thank Hermann Behling, A.J. Han Dolman, Jonathan F. Donges, Dieter Gerten, Milena Holmgren, Patrick Keys, Peter Puetz, Thomas Kneib, Marten Scheffer, Kirsten Thonicke and Liubov Tupikina for discussion and comments. We are thankful to Pierre Manceaux for his contribution to the design of the figures and to Alison Schlums for proofread. This paper was developed within the scope of the IRTG 1740/TRP 2011/50151-0, funded by the DFG/FAPESP. D.C.Z. acknowledges the financial support from EU-FP7 ROBIN project under grant agreement 283093. H.M.J.B. acknowledges the financial support from FAPESP through grants number 11/50151-0 and 13/50510-5. L.W.-E. acknowledges the financial support from The Swedish Research Council Formas through grant number 1364115. A.S. acknowledges the financial support from SENSE Research School, A.R. the EU-FP7 project AMAZALERT (ProjectID 282664) and M.H. the project Microsoft/FAPESP 2013/50169-1, and C.F.S. the financial support by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (16_II_148_Global_A_IMPACT).

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publication . Article . 2017

Self-amplified Amazon forest loss due to vegetation-atmosphere feedbacks

Zemp, Delphine Clara; Schleussner, Carl-Friedrich; Barbosa, Henrique M. J.; Hirota, Marina; Montade, Vincent; Sampaio, Gilvan; Staal, Arie; Wang-Erlandsson, Lan; Rammig, Anja;