We have a new paper in Nature this week (led by Chris Doughty) which demonstrates the carbon cycle influence of the 2010 Amazon drought through close monitoring of our intensive carbon cycle plots. It demonstrates the power of the intensive monitoring approach we have developed through the GEM network.
The paper is available here.
Doughty, C.E., Metcalfe, D.B., Girardin, C.A.J., Farfan Amezquita, F., Galiano Cabrera, D., Huaraca Huasco, W., Silva-Espejo, J.E., Araujo-Murakami, A., da Costa, M.C., Rocha, W., Feldpausch, T.R., Mendoza, A.L.M., da Costa, A.C.L., Meir, P., Phillips, O.L. and Malhi, Y. (2015) Drought impact on forest carbon dynamics and fluxes in Amazonia. Nature, 519: 78-82.
Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University