Simon L Lewis

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Affiliation: University of Leeds
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Above-ground biomass and structure of 260 African tropical forests
    Simon L Lewis
    Department of Geography, University College London, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368:20120295. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The 2010 Amazon drought
    Simon L Lewis
    School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Science 331:554. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Increasing carbon storage in intact African tropical forests
    Simon L Lewis
    Earth and Biosphere Institute, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Nature 457:1003-6. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Drought-mortality relationships for tropical forests
    Oliver L Phillips
    Ecology and Global Change, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    New Phytol 187:631-46. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Drought sensitivity of the Amazon rainforest
    Oliver L Phillips
    Ecology and Global Change, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Science 323:1344-7. 2009
  6. pmc The changing Amazon forest
    Oliver L Phillips
    Earth and Biosphere Institute, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:1819-27. 2008
  7. pmc Fingerprinting the impacts of global change on tropical forests
    Simon L Lewis
    Earth and Biosphere Institute, Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:437-62. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Increasing dominance of large lianas in Amazonian forests
    Oliver L Phillips
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Geography, University of Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Nature 418:770-4. 2002
  9. pmc Soil does not explain monodominance in a Central African tropical forest
    Kelvin S H Peh
    School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e16996. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Drought-induced shifts in the floristic and functional composition of tropical forests in Ghana
    Sophie Fauset
    Earth and Biosphere Institute, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
    Ecol Lett 15:1120-9. 2012

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Publications13

  1. pmc Above-ground biomass and structure of 260 African tropical forests
    Simon L Lewis
    Department of Geography, University College London, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368:20120295. 2013
    ..The results indicate that AGB is mediated by both climate and soils, and suggest that the AGB of African closed-canopy tropical forests may be particularly sensitive to future precipitation and temperature changes...
  2. doi request reprint The 2010 Amazon drought
    Simon L Lewis
    School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Science 331:554. 2011
    ..2 × 10(15) grams of carbon [95% confidence intervals (CIs) are 1.2 and 3.4], largely longer-term committed emissions from drought-induced tree deaths, compared with 1.6 × 10(15) grams of carbon (CIs 0.8 and 2.6) for the 2005 event...
  3. doi request reprint Increasing carbon storage in intact African tropical forests
    Simon L Lewis
    Earth and Biosphere Institute, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Nature 457:1003-6. 2009
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  4. doi request reprint Drought-mortality relationships for tropical forests
    Oliver L Phillips
    Ecology and Global Change, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    New Phytol 187:631-46. 2010
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Drought sensitivity of the Amazon rainforest
    Oliver L Phillips
    Ecology and Global Change, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Science 323:1344-7. 2009
    ..2 to 1.6 petagrams (1.2 x 10(15) to 1.6 x 10(15) grams). Amazon forests therefore appear vulnerable to increasing moisture stress, with the potential for large carbon losses to exert feedback on climate change...
  6. pmc The changing Amazon forest
    Oliver L Phillips
    Earth and Biosphere Institute, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:1819-27. 2008
    ....
  7. pmc Fingerprinting the impacts of global change on tropical forests
    Simon L Lewis
    Earth and Biosphere Institute, Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:437-62. 2004
    ..Finally, we discuss how these drivers may change in the future and the possible consequences for tropical forests...
  8. ncbi request reprint Increasing dominance of large lianas in Amazonian forests
    Oliver L Phillips
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Geography, University of Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Nature 418:770-4. 2002
    ..Predictions of future tropical carbon fluxes will need to account for the changing composition and dynamics of supposedly undisturbed forests...
  9. pmc Soil does not explain monodominance in a Central African tropical forest
    Kelvin S H Peh
    School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e16996. 2011
    ..Here we present the soil characteristics of the G. dewevrei forest and quantify whether soil physical and chemical properties in this monodominant forest are significantly different from the adjacent mixed forest...
  10. doi request reprint Drought-induced shifts in the floristic and functional composition of tropical forests in Ghana
    Sophie Fauset
    Earth and Biosphere Institute, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
    Ecol Lett 15:1120-9. 2012
    ..Our results indicate that by altering composition in favour of drought-tolerant species, the biomass stocks of these forests may be more resilient to longer term drought than short-term studies of severe individual droughts suggest...
  11. pmc Tropical forests and the changing earth system
    Simon L Lewis
    School of Geography, Earth and Biosphere Institute, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:195-210. 2006
    ..Given that continued land-use change alone is already thought to be causing the sixth mass extinction event in Earth's history, should such feedbacks occur, the resulting biodiversity and societal consequences would be even more severe...
  12. doi request reprint Are the dynamics of tropical forests dominated by large and rare disturbance events?
    Jon Lloyd
    School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Ecol Lett 12:E19-21; discussion E22-5. 2009
    ..2008) utilized a modelling framework to investigate disturbance effects on forest biomass dynamics. But it contains serious methodological and conceptual errors. Associated conclusions are unlikely to be correct...
  13. pmc Increasing biomass in Amazonian forest plots
    Timothy R Baker
    Max Planck Institut für Biogeochemie, Postfach 10 01 64, D 07701 Jena, Germany
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:353-65. 2004
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