This data package makes available tree-by-tree diameter and floristic data from 91 samples of 0.1-ha each, in community and protected lands in eastern Madre de Dios, in Amazonian Peru. Data were collected by a team of Peruvian botanists and assistants, in a collaboration between the University of Leeds, the Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco, and the Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana. This work was part of a project funded by the...
Tropical forests are global centres of both biodiversity and carbon storage. Many tropical countries aspire to protect forest to fulfil biodiversity and climate mitigation policy targets, but the conservation strategies needed to achieve these two functions depend critically on the tropical forest diversity-carbon relationship and this remains largely unexplored. Attempts to assess and understand this relationship in tropical forest ecosystems have been hindered by the scarcity of inventories where carbon storage in aboveground biomass and...
Data from: \"Consistent, small effects of tree-fall disturbances on the composition and diversity of four Amazonian forests\"Timothy R. Baker, Dilys M. Vela, Victor Chama Moscoso, Gilberto Navarro, Abel Monteagudo, Ruy Pinto, Katia Cangani, Nikolaos M. Fyllas, Gabriela Lopez Gonzalez, William F. Laurance, Simon L. Lewis, Jonathan L. Lloyd, Hans Ter Steege, John W. Terborgh & Oliver L. Phillips
1. Understanding the resilience of moist tropical forests to tree fall disturbance events is important for understanding the mechanisms that underlie species coexistence and for predicting the future composition of these ecosystems. Here, we test whether variation in the functional composition of Amazonian forests determines their resilience to disturbance. 2. We studied the legacy of natural tree fall disturbance events in four forests across Amazonia that differ substantially in functional composition. We compared the composition...
Data and R-code from Hubau W et al. 2020. 'Asynchronous Saturation of the Carbon Sink in African and Amazonian tropical forests'. Nature 579, 80-87. 2020. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2035-0. ABSTRACT: Structurally intact tropical forests sequestered ~50% of global terrestrial carbon uptake over the 1990s and early 2000s, offsetting ~15% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions1-3. Climate-driven vegetation models typically predict that this tropical forest ‘carbon sink’ will continue for decades4,5. However, recent inventories of intact Amazonian forests show declining...
Data from 'Non-structural carbohydrates mediate seasonal water stress across Amazon forests'. Caroline Signori-Müller, Rafael S. Oliveira, [...] David Galbraith et al. 2021. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22378-8'Caroline Signori-Müller, Rafael S. Oliveira, Fernanda de Vasconcellos Barros, Julia Valentim Tavares, Martin Gilpin, Francisco Carvalho Diniz, Manuel J. Marca Zevallos, Carlos A. Salas Yupayccana, Martin Acosta, Jean Bacca, Rudi S. Cruz Chino, Gina M. Aramayo Cuellar, Edwin R. M. Cumapa, Franklin Martinez, Flor M. Pérez Mullisaca, Alex Nina, Jesus M. Bañon Sanchez, Leticia Fernandes da Silva, Ligia Tello, José Sanchez Tintaya, Maira T. Martinez Ugarteche, Timothy R. Baker, Paulo R.L. Bittencourt, Laura S. Borma & Mauro Brum et al
This package contain the information about non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) in 82 Amazon tree species. There is the mean values of total non-structural carbohydrates (NSCT), starch and soluble sugars (SS) concentrations and the proportion of NSCT in the form of SS (SS:NSCT). Samples are from six sites in the Amazon Basin spanning a broad precipitation gradient. Measurements took place during the wet season in all six sites and during the wet season only in the seasonal...
University of Leeds12
University of Exeter7
University of Birmingham4
Mato Grosso State University3
Royal Museum for Central Africa2
Amazon National University of Madre de Dios2
Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University2
National Institute of Amazonian Research2
Federal University of Amazonas2