Contrasting taxonomic and functional responses of a tropical tree community to selective logging

  title={Contrasting taxonomic and functional responses of a tropical tree community to selective logging},
  author={Christopher Baraloto and Bruno H{\'e}rault and C. E. Timothy Paine and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Massot and Lilian Blanc and Damien Bonal and Jean-François Molino and {\'E}ric Nicolini and Daniel Sabatier},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ecology},
Summary 1. Considerable debate surrounds the extent to which tropical forests can be managed for resource extraction while conserving biodiversity and ecosystem properties, which depend on functional composition. Here we evaluate the compatibility of these aims by examining the effects of logging on taxonomic and functional diversity and composition in a tropical forest. 2. Twenty years after selective logging, we inventoried 4140 stems regenerating in logging gaps and adjacent undisturbed… 

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