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A global meta-analysis of the relative extent of intraspecific trait variation in plant communities.
Recent studies have shown that accounting for intraspecific trait variation (ITV) may better address major questions in community ecology. However, a general picture of the relative extent of ITVExpand
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Discriminating trait‐convergence and trait‐divergence assembly patterns in ecological community gradients
Question: Whereas similar ecological requirements lead to trait-convergence assembly patterns (TCAP) of species in communities, the interactions controlling how species associate produceExpand
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A framework for metacommunity analysis of phylogenetic structure.
It is well known that species evolutionary history plays a crucial role in community assembly. Here, we offer a formal analytical framework to integrate in metacommunity analysis the species'Expand
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Role of nurse plants in Araucaria Forest expansion over grassland in south Brazil
Araucaria Forest expansion over grassland takes place under wet climate conditions and low disturbance and it is hypothesized that isolated trees established on grassland facilitate the establishmentExpand
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Ecophysiological responses of Araucaria angustifolia (Araucariaceae) seedlings to different irradiance levels.
Brazilian pine (Araucaria angustifolia [Bert.] O.Ktze.) is an indigenous conifer of the southern region of South America, typically regarded as a sun-loving species. However, there is insufficientExpand
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TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access.
We evaluate the extent of the trait data compiled in TRY and analyse emerging patterns of data coverage and representativeness of these continuous traits in many aspects. Expand
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Nurse rocks influence forest expansion over native grassland in southern Brazil
Questions: Do small rocky outcrops favor forest plant colonization and establishment in grasslands? If so, what are the potential mechanisms involved in this process? Location: AraucariaExpand
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Influences of sampling effort on detected patterns and structuring processes of a Neotropical plant-hummingbird network.
Virtually all empirical ecological interaction networks to some extent suffer from undersampling. However, how limitations imposed by sampling incompleteness affect our understanding of ecologicalExpand
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Bivalve distribution in hydrographic regions in South America: historical overview and conservation
Based on literature review and malacological collections, 168 native freshwater bivalve and five invasive species have been recorded for 52 hydrographic regions in South America. The higher speciesExpand
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Phylogenetic habitat filtering influences forest nucleation in grasslands
Because species-environment interactions are mediated by phenotypic tradeoffs, the maintenance of ancestral traits in some phylogenetic clades and the emergence of evolutionary novelties in othersExpand
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