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Tree species distributions and local habitat variation in the Amazon: large forest plot in eastern Ecuador
1 We mapped and identified all trees ≥ 10 mm in diameter in 25 ha of lowland wet forest in Amazonian Ecuador, and found 1104 morphospecies among 152 353 individuals. The largest number of species was…
Everywhere but Antarctica: using a supertree to understand the diversity and distribution of the Compositae.
The results of molecular phylogenetic studies of members of tribes Helenieae, Heliantheae, and Eupatorieae (Asteraceae) and General systematics and proposed taxonomic changes in current classification are presented.
Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora
The finding that Amazonia is dominated by just 227 tree species implies that most biogeochemical cycling in the world’s largest tropical forest is performed by a tiny sliver of its diversity.
Geographical ecology of the palms (Arecaceae): determinants of diversity and distributions across spatial scales.
- W. Eiserhardt, J. Svenning, W. D. Kissling, H. Balslev
- Environmental ScienceAnnals of botany
- 1 December 2011
Determinants of palm distributions, composition and richness vary with spatial scale, and future studies should target scale-predictor combinations and geographic domains not studied yet to avoid biased inference.
Diversity and use of palms in Zahamena, eastern Madagascar
Madagascar's palm flora is very diverse (171 species) and has a high degree of endemism (97%). Palm products make an important contribution to the household economy of many rural families, especially…
High tree alpha-diversity in Amazonian Ecuador
- R. Valencia, H. Balslev, G. Paz Y Miño C.
- Environmental ScienceBiodiversity & Conservation
- 1 February 1994
This is the highest number of tree species ever recorded for a tropical rain forest sample of this size and in both dbh classes, the most species-rich families were: Fabaceae sensu lato (including Mimosaceae and Caesalpiniaceae), Lauraceae and Sapotaceae; the most Species-rich genera, were Pouteria, Inga and Protium.
Cenozoic imprints on the phylogenetic structure of palm species assemblages worldwide
- W. D. Kissling, W. Eiserhardt, J. Svenning
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 23 April 2012
It is suggested that continental isolation (in combination with limited long-distance dispersal) and changing climate and habitat loss throughout the Cenozoic have had strong impacts on the phylogenetic structure of regional species assemblages in the tropics.
Growth and mortality of trees in Amazonian tropical rain forest in Ecuador
Abstract. Structural changes are analysed in four samples representing 4 ha, two line transects and two hectare plots, of Amazonian tropical lowland rain forest in northern Ecuador. Only trees with a…
Composition and structure of adjacent unflooded and flood-plain forest in Amazonian Ecuador.