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Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 565-575, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-565-2017
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Research article
11 Jul 2017
River logjams cause frequent large-scale forest die-off events in southwestern Amazonia
Umberto Lombardo
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AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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SC1: 'Fascinating paper on a neglected subject', Simon Dixon, 31 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Reply to Dixon', Umberto Lombardo, 25 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC4: 'revised Figure 6', Umberto Lombardo, 25 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC1: 'Highly interesting and important research', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Reply to Reviewer #1', Umberto Lombardo, 25 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC2: 'referee comment on logjams and channel avulsion', Ellen Wohl, 13 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC3: 'Reply to Wohl', Umberto Lombardo, 25 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
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ED: Publish as is (09 Jun 2017) by Rolf Aalto
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In lowland Bolivia, satellite images show rivers collapsing and the replacement of forest with savannah. This was first described in 1996 as the result of logjams (river dams created by fallen trees). I have investigated how the logjams form and affect the forest through remote sensing and fieldwork. Logjams occur nearly every year and propagate upriver until the river changes course. This region offers a unique opportunity to study how frequent forest die-off events affect biodiversity.
In lowland Bolivia, satellite images show rivers collapsing and the replacement of forest with...
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