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dc.contributor.advisorWofsy, Steven C.
dc.contributor.advisorMoorcroft, Paul R
dc.contributor.authorLongo, Marcos
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-25T18:26:23Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-25
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.citationLongo, Marcos. 2014. Amazon Forest Response to Changes in Rainfall Regime: Results from an Individual-Based Dynamic Vegetation Model. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:11268en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11744438
dc.description.abstractThe Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest in the world, and thus plays a major role on global water, energy, and carbon cycles. However, it is still unknown how the Amazon forest will respond to the ongoing changes in climate, especially droughts, which are expected to become more frequent. To help answering this question, in this thesis I developed and improved the representation of biophysical processes and photosynthesis in the Ecosystem Demography model (ED-2.2), an individual-based land ecosystem model. I also evaluated the model biophysics against multiple data sets for multiple forest and savannah sites in tropical South America. Results of this comparison showed that ED-2.2 is able to represent the radiation and water cycles, but exaggerates heterotrophic respiration seasonality. Also, the model generally predicted correct distribution of biomass across different areas, although it overestimated biomass in subtropical savannahs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEarth and Planetary Sciencesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectEnvironmental scienceen_US
dc.subjectEcologyen_US
dc.subjectAtmospheric sciencesen_US
dc.subjectAmazonen_US
dc.subjectclimate changeen_US
dc.subjectdroughten_US
dc.subjectecosystem dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectecosystem modelingen_US
dc.subjectecosystem resilienceen_US
dc.titleAmazon Forest Response to Changes in Rainfall Regime: Results from an Individual-Based Dynamic Vegetation Modelen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorLongo, Marcos
dc.date.available2014-02-25T18:26:23Z
thesis.degree.date2014en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEarth and Planetary Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJohnston, Daviden_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedLongo, Marcos


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