Title: Carbon dioxide Fluxes from waters within flooded forests in the central Amazon Basin
Description: Aquatic habitats in the lowland Amazon emit large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2). However, information on CO2 fluxes from seasonally flooded forests that constitute 80% of the surface area of aquatic environments in the lowland Amazon basin is sparse. I will talk about our recent findings from a multi-year investigation, where we measured dissolved CO2 concentrations and fluxes between the water and atmosphere and ecological data within flooded forests of the central Amazon basin. I will discuss these results and their implications for the contribution of flooded forests to the regional CO2 evasion in the Amazon basin.