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The inselberg flora of Atlantic Central Africa. I. Determinants of species assemblages
Aims  To identify the relative contributions of environmental determinism, dispersal limitation and historical factors in the spatial structure of the floristic data of inselbergs at the local andExpand
How Effective Are DNA Barcodes in the Identification of African Rainforest Trees?
Background DNA barcoding of rain forest trees could potentially help biologists identify species and discover new ones. However, DNA barcodes cannot always distinguish between closely relatedExpand
The odd man out? Might climate explain the lower tree α‐diversity of African rain forests relative to Amazonian rain forests?
Summary 1. Comparative analyses of diversity variation among and between regions allow testing of alternative explanatory models and ideas. Here, we explore the relationships between the tree αExpand
Investigating the Vegetation–Soil Relationships on the Copper–Cobalt Rock Outcrops of Katanga (D. R. Congo), an Essential Step in a Biodiversity Conservation Plan
Plant communities of soils naturally enriched in copper and cobalt in Katanga (D. R. Congo) are critically threatened in the short term due to mining activities. For biodiversity conservation andExpand
Study of the vegetation composition in three inselbergs from continental Equatorial Guinea (Western Central Africa): Effects of site, soil factors and position relative to forest fringe
We investigated the vegetation composition of three inselbergs from conti nental Equatorial Guinea in relation to six environmental variables. The most influent factors on vegetation appeared to beExpand
Alien plant species dominate the vegetation in a city of Sub-Saharan Africa
Although many African cities are confronted to an important population growth, there are almost no studies describing their vegetation and how it is affected by the urbanization process. We presentExpand
May Rare Metallophytes Benefit from Disturbed Soils Following Mining Activity? The Case of the Crepidorhopalon tenuis in Katanga (D. R. Congo)
Cuprophytes are plants that mostly occur on Cu-rich soil. In South Central Africa, these species are threatened by intensive mining exploitation destroying their habitats. Crepidorhopalon tenuisExpand
Are the living collections of the world’s botanical gardens following species-richness patterns observed in natural ecosystems?
Pautasso M. and Parmentier I. 2007. Are the living collections of the world’s botanical gardens following species-richness patterns observed in natural ecosystems? Bot. Helv. 117: 15 – 28.BotanicalExpand
Prevalence of phylogenetic clustering at multiple scales in an African rain forest tree community
Summary 1. In highly diverse ecosystems, such as tropical forests, the relative importance of mechanisms underlying species coexistence (e.g. habitat filtering, competitive exclusion, neutralExpand
The impact of ecological differentiation and dispersal limitation on species turnover and phylogenetic structure of inselberg's plant communities.
Phylogenetic structure analysis is a novel way to address the relative importance of stochastic and deterministic processes governing species assemblages. Here we investigate the phylogeneticExpand