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Climatologies at high resolution for the earth’s land surface areas
High-resolution information on climatic conditions is essential to many applications in environmental and ecological sciences. Here we present the CHELSA (Climatologies at high resolution for theExpand
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Multifunctional shade‐tree management in tropical agroforestry landscapes – a review
Summary 1. Agricultural intensification reduces ecological resilience of land-use systems, whereas paradoxically, environmental change and climate extremes require a higher response capacity thanExpand
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What drives elevational patterns of diversity? A test of geometric constraints, climate and species pool effects for pteridophytes on an elevational gradient in Costa Rica
Aim  We studied pteridophyte species richness between 100 m and 3400 m along a Neotropical elevational gradient and tested competing hypotheses for patterns of species richness. Location Expand
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Tradeoffs between income, biodiversity, and ecosystem functioning during tropical rainforest conversion and agroforestry intensification
Losses of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning due to rainforest destruction and agricultural intensification are prime concerns for science and society alike. Potentially, ecosystems showExpand
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Nectar sugar composition and concentration in relation to pollination syndromes in Bromeliaceae.
A first comprehensive dataset of nectar sugar composition and concentration in Bromeliaceae is presented, covering 111 species belonging to all three subfamilies. Based on this dataset, we examinedExpand
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Elevational gradients in species richness and endemism of selected plant groups in the central Bolivian Andes
I analyzed the distribution of Acanthaceae, Araceae, Bromeliaceae, Cactaceae, Melastomataceae, and Pteridophyta in 62 vegetation plots of 400 m2 along an elevational transect between 500 m and 2450Expand
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The elevational gradient of Andean plant endemism: varying influences of taxon-specific traits and topography at different taxonomic levels
Aim  Little is known about the elevational gradient of plant endemism. It is mostly assumed that patterns are determined by topographical factors such as area of elevational belts and degree ofExpand
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Combining high biodiversity with high yields in tropical agroforests
Local and landscape-scale agricultural intensification is a major driver of global biodiversity loss. Controversially discussed solutions include wildlife-friendly farming or combining high-intensityExpand
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The elevational gradient in Andean bird species richness at the local scale: a foothill peak and a high‐elevation plateau
A monotonic decline in species richness with increasing elevation has often been considered a general pattern, but recent evidence suggests that the dominant pattern is hump-shaped with maximumExpand
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Diversity patterns of vascular epiphytes along an elevational gradient in the Andes
Aim  To document the elevational pattern of epiphyte species richness at the local scale in the tropical Andes with a consistent methodology. Location  The northern Bolivian Andes at 350–4000 mExpand
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