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Large-Scale Wind Disturbances Promote Tree Diversity in a Central Amazon Forest

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Study areas at the confluence of the Rio Solimões and Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil.

Legend: (a) Landsat RGB composition of the studied areas (red inset); (b) sampled areas [short-wave infrared reflectance (red channel) indicate the 2005 blowdown tree mortality, measured by quantifying the differences on the no-photosynthetic vegetation (ΔNPV) fraction - SMA analysis]; (c) SRTM elevation model and topographic variation.

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