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Spatial Scales of Pollen and Seed-Mediated Gene Flow in Tropical Rain Forest Trees
Gene flow via seed and pollen is a primary determinant of genetic and species diversity in plant communities at different spatial scales. This paper reviews studies of gene flow and populationExpand
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Pollen dispersal of tropical trees (Dinizia excelsa: Fabaceae) by native insects and African honeybees in pristine and fragmented Amazonian rainforest
Tropical rainforest trees typically occur in low population densities and rely on animals for cross‐pollination. It is of conservation interest therefore to understand how rainforest fragmentationExpand
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Using genetic markers to estimate the pollen dispersal curve
Pollen dispersal is a critical process that shapes genetic diversity in natural populations of plants. Estimating the pollen dispersal curve can provide insight into the evolutionary dynamics ofExpand
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Forests of the Past: A Window to Future Changes
The study of past forest change provides a necessary historical context for evaluating the outcome of human-induced climate change and biological invasions. Retrospective analyses based on fossil andExpand
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Genetic structure of Mesoamerican populations of Big‐leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) inferred from microsatellite analysis
While microsatellites have been used to examine genetic structure in local populations of Neotropical trees, genetic studies based on such high‐resolution markers have not been carried out forExpand
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Molecular Systematic Analysis Reveals Cryptic Tertiary Diversification of a Widespread Tropical Rain Forest Tree
The broad geographic range of many Neotropical rain forest tree species implies excellent dispersal abilities or range establishment that preceded the formation of current dispersal barriers. InExpand
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Pervasive alteration of tree communities in undisturbed Amazonian forests
Amazonian rainforests are some of the most species-rich tree communities on earth. Here we show that, over the past two decades, forests in a central Amazonian landscape have experienced highlyExpand
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Long‐distance gene flow and cross‐Andean dispersal of lowland rainforest bees (Apidae: Euglossini) revealed by comparative mitochondrial DNA phylogeography
Euglossine bees (Apidae; Euglossini) exclusively pollinate hundreds of orchid species and comprise up to 25% of bee species richness in neotropical rainforests. As one of the first studies ofExpand
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The role of immigrants in the assembly of the South American rainforest tree flora.
  • R. Pennington, C. Dick
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 29 October 2004
The Amazon lowland rainforest flora is conventionally viewed as comprising lineages that evolved in biogeographic isolation after the split of west Gondwana (ca. 100 Myr ago). Recent molecularExpand
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Genetic rescue of remnant tropical trees by an alien pollinator.
  • C. Dick
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings. Biological sciences
  • 22 November 2001
Habitat fragmentation is thought to lower the viability of tropical trees by disrupting their mutualisms with native pollinators. However, in this study, Dinizia excelsa (Fabaceae), a canopy-emergentExpand
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