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Changes in Plant Community Diversity and Floristic Composition on Environmental and Geographical Gradients
Trends in community composition and diversity of neotropical forests as measured by a series of samples of (1) plants 2 2.5 cm dbh in 0.1 ha, (2) plants over 10 cm dbh in 1-ha plots, and (3) completeExpand
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Patterns of neotropical plant species diversity.
Diversity has been given a central role in attempts to develop a general theory of ecology (Johnson and Raven, 1970). Much attention has been focused on large-scale trends, such as the increase inExpand
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Neotropical Floristic Diversity: Phytogeographical Connections Between Central and South America, Pleistocene Climatic Fluctuations, or an Accident of the Andean Orogeny?
The interchange of plant species between North and South America has been a major factor in determining the Neotropical phytogeographical patterns observed today. Although this has long beenExpand
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DIVERSITY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF NEOTROPICAL VASCULAR EPIPHYTES
In his classic work Schimper (1888), emphasizing the taxonomic diversity of epiphytes, listed 33 families and 232 genera of epiphytes. Until very recently, subsequent authors have generally acceptedExpand
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The useful plants of Tambopata, Peru: I. Statistical hypotheses tests with a new quantitative technique
This paper describes a new, simple, quantitative technique for evaluating the relative usefulness of plants to people. The technique is then compared to the quantitative approaches in ethnobotanyExpand
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Valuation of an Amazonian rainforest
Exploitation of non-wood resources would provide profits while conserving Amazon forests. Yet little is done to promote their development.
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Tree species richness of upper Amazonian forests.
  • A. Gentry
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1988
Upper Amazonian data for tree species richness in 1-hectare plots are reported. All plants >/=10 cm diameter were censused and identified in six plots in Amazonian Peru and one on theExpand
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The useful plants of Tambopata, Peru: II. Additional hypothesis testing in quantitative ethnobotany
We present results of applying a simple technique to statistically test several hypotheses in ethnobotany, using plant use data from non-indigenous people in southeast Peru. Hypotheses testedExpand
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Dynamics and species richness of tropical rain forests.
We present a worldwide analysis of humid tropical forest dynamics and tree species richness. New tree mortality, recruitment, and species richness data include the most dynamic and diverse matureExpand
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