author = "Wagner, Fabien Hubert and H{\'e}rault, Bruno and Rossi, Vivien 
                         and Hilker, Thomas and Maeda, Eduardo Eiji and Sanchez Ipia, Alber 
                         Hamersson and Lyapustin, Alexei I. and Galv{\~a}o, L{\^e}nio 
                         Soares and Wang, Yujie and Arag{\~a}o, Luiz Eduardo Oliveira e 
                         Cruz de",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {UMR 
                         Ecologie des For{\^e}ts de Guyane} and {UR B\&SEF Biens et 
                         services des e´cosyst{\`e}mes forestiers tropicaux} and 
                         {University of Southampton} and {University of Helsink} and 
                         {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and Goddard 
                         Space Flight Center, NASA and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas 
                         Espaciais (INPE)} and Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA and 
                         {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "Climate drivers of the Amazon forest greening",
              journal = "Plos One",
                 year = "2017",
               volume = "12",
               number = "7",
                pages = "e0180932",
                month = "July",
             abstract = "Our limited understanding of the climate controls on tropical 
                         forest seasonality is one of the biggest sources of uncertainty in 
                         modeling climate change impacts on terrestrial ecosystems. 
                         Combining leaf production, litterfall and climate observations 
                         from satellite and ground data in the Amazon forest, we show that 
                         seasonal variation in leaf production is largely triggered by 
                         climate signals, specifically, insolation increase (70.4% of the 
                         total area) and precipitation increase (29.6%). Increase of 
                         insolation drives leaf growth in the absence of water limitation. 
                         For these non-water-limited forests, the simultaneous leaf flush 
                         occurs in a sufficient proportion of the trees to be observed from 
                         space. While tropical cycles are generally defined in terms of dry 
                         or wet season, we show that for a large part of Amazonia the 
                         increase in insolation triggers the visible progress of leaf 
                         growth, just like during spring in temperate forests. The 
                         dependence of leaf growth initiation on climate seasonality may 
                         result in a higher sensitivity of these ecosystems to changes in 
                         climate than previously thought.This is an open access article 
                         distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 
                         License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and 
                         reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and 
                         source are credited.",
                  doi = "10.1371/journal.pone.0180932",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180932",
                 issn = "1932-6203",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "17 jan. 2021"