Articles | Volume 15, issue 15
Biogeosciences, 15, 4833–4848, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 4833–4848, 2018

Research article 15 Aug 2018

Research article | 15 Aug 2018

Carbon exchange in an Amazon forest: from hours to years

Matthew N. Hayek et al.

Data sets

AmeriFlux BR-Sa1 Santarem-Km67-Primary Forest S. R. Saleska, M. N. Hayek, K. Wiedemann, M. Longo, L. R. Hutyra, B. C. Daube, J. W. Munger, and S. C. Wofsy

Short summary
We investigated the roles that weather and forest disturbances like drought play in shaping changes in ecosystem photosynthesis and carbon exchange in an Amazon forest. We discovered that weather largely influenced differences between years, but a prior drought, which occurred 3 years before measurements started, likely hampered photosynthesis in the first year. This is the first atmospheric evidence that drought can have legacy impacts on Amazon forest photosynthesis.
Final-revised paper