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Habitat associations of trees and shrubs in a 50-ha neotropical forest plot
Summary 1 Tests of habitat association among species of tropical trees and shrubs often assume that individual stems can be treated as independent sample units, even though limited dispersalExpand
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Scaling of Connectivity in Marine Populations
1. K. G. Pearson, Annu. Rev. Neurosci. 16, 265 (1993). 2. R. W. Sperry, J. Comp. Physiol. Psychol. 43, 482 (1950). 3. E. von Holst, H. Mittelstaedt, Naturwissenschaften 37, 464 (1950). 4. M.Expand
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Pervasive density-dependent recruitment enhances seedling diversity in a tropical forest
Negative density-dependent recruitment of seedlings, that is, seeds of a given species are less likely to become established seedlings if the density of that species is high, has been proposed to beExpand
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Soil nutrients influence spatial distributions of tropical tree species
The importance of niche vs. neutral assembly mechanisms in structuring tropical tree communities remains an important unsettled question in community ecology [Bell G (2005) Ecology 86:1757–1770].Expand
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Functional traits and the growth-mortality trade-off in tropical trees.
A trade-off between growth and mortality rates characterizes tree species in closed canopy forests. This trade-off is maintained by inherent differences among species and spatial variation in lightExpand
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Are functional traits good predictors of demographic rates? Evidence from five neotropical forests.
A central goal of comparative plant ecology is to understand how functional traits vary among species and to what extent this variation has adaptive value. Here we evaluate relationships between fourExpand
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Rapid decay of tree-community composition in Amazonian forest fragments
Forest fragmentation is considered a greater threat to vertebrates than to tree communities because individual trees are typically long-lived and require only small areas for survival. Here we showExpand
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Multiple nutrients limit litterfall and decomposition in a tropical forest.
To explore the importance of 12 elements in litter production and decomposition, we fertilized 36 1600 m(2)-plots with combinations of N, P, K, or micronutrients (i.e. B, Ca, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Mo, S,Expand
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Soil resources and topography shape local tree community structure in tropical forests
Both habitat filtering and dispersal limitation influence the compositional structure of forest communities, but previous studies examining the relative contributions of these processes withExpand
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Potassium, phosphorus, or nitrogen limit root allocation, tree growth, or litter production in a lowland tropical forest.
We maintained a factorial nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) addition experiment for 11 years in a humid lowland forest growing on a relatively fertile soil in Panama to evaluateExpand
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