Changes in rain forest tree diversity , dominance and rarity across a seasonality gradient in the Western Ghats , India

@inproceedings{Davidar2005ChangesIR,
  title={Changes in rain forest tree diversity , dominance and rarity across a seasonality gradient in the Western Ghats , India},
  author={Priya Davidar and Jean Philippe Puyravaud and Egbert G. Leigh},
  year={2005}
}
Rainfall and seasonality are important predictors of alpha diversity in tropical rain forests. Why this relationship exists, however, is not clearly understood (Phillips et al., 1994; Clinebell et al., 1995; Leigh, 1999; Pitman et al., 2002; ter Steege et al., 2003). Do wet aseasonal forests support more tree species because they have higher stem density (ter Steege et al., 2003), because trees on wetter soils are shorter-lived (Phillips et al., 1994), because understorey plants live longer… CONTINUE READING
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