Emerging Frontiers in Tropical Science Working Group
        Vegetation-precipitation coupling in the Tropics: 
hallenges and opportunities




Participant List



EFTS proposal

Strategic Plans and White Papers

Dirmeyer, P. A. and colleagues:  Advancing Hydrometeorological-Hydroclimatic-Ecohydrological Process Understanding and Predictions

DOE's Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE): Tropics white paper

OTS Strategic Plan 2006-2015:  Changing the Way We Think About the Tropics

Journal Articles

Arraut, J. M., C. Nobre, H. M. J. Barbosa, G. Obregon, and J. Marengo (2012), Aerial rivers and lakes: Looking at large-scale moisture transport and its relation to Amazonia and to subtropical rainfall in South America, J. Clim., 25, 543556, doi:10.1175/2011JCLI4189.1.

Cramer, W., and co-authors (2001), Global response of terrestrial ecosystem structure and function to CO2 and climate change: results from six dynamic global vegetation models, Glob. Change Bio, 7, 357373, doi:10.1046/j.1365-2486.2001.00383.x.

Engelbrecht, B. M., L. S. Comita, R. Condit, T. A. Kursar, M. T. Tyree, B. L. Turner, and S. P. Hubbell (2007), Drought sensitivity shapes species distribution patterns in tropical forests, Nature, 447, 80
82, doi:10.1038/nature05747.

Hansen, M. C., and co-authors (2008), Humid tropical forest clearing from 2000 to 2005 quantified by using multitemporal and multiresolution remotely sensed data, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 105, 9439
9444, doi:10.1073/pnas.0804042105.

Hidalgo, H. G., J. A. Amador, E. J. Alfaro, and B. Quesada (2013), Hydrological climate change projections for Central America, J. Hydrol., 495, 94
112, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.05.004.

Lawrence, D., and K. Vandecar (2014), Effects of tropical deforestation on climate and agriculture, Nature Clim. Change, 5, 2736, doi:10.1038/nclimate2430.

Makarieva, A. M., V. G. Gorshkov, D. Sheil, A. D. Nobre, P. Bunyard, and B.-L. Li (2014), Why does air passage over forest yield more rain? Examining the coupling between rainfall, pressure, and atmospheric moisture content, J. Hydrometeor., 15, 411426, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-12-0190.s1.

Marengo, J. A. (2005), Characteristics and spatio-temporal variability of the Amazon River Basin Water Budget, Clim. Dyn., 24, 11
22, doi:10.1007/s00382-004-0461-6.

Runyan, C. W., P. D'Odorico, and D. Lawrence (2012), Physical and biological feedbacks of deforestation, Rev. Geophys., 50, RG4006, doi:10.1029/2012RG000394.

Schimel, D., B. B. Stephens, and J. B. Fisher (2015), Effect of increasing CO2 on the terrestrial carbon cycle (2015), Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 112, 436441, doi:10.1073/pnas.1407302112.

Spracklen, D. V., S. R. Arnold, and C. M. Taylor (2012), Observations of increased tropical rainfall preceded by air passage over forests, Nature, 489, 282
285, doi:10.1038/nature11390.

Webb T. J., K. J. Gaston, L. Hannah, and F. I. Woodward (2006), Coincident scales of forest feedback on climate and conservation in a diversity hot spot, Proc. Roy. Soc. B: Bio. Sci., 273, 757
765, doi:10.1098/rspb.2005.3364.

Projects and Proposals

Hidalgo, H. G., Hydroclimatological Processes in the "Central America Dry Corridor".