Density and distance-to-adult effects of a canker disease of trees in a moist tropical forest

@article{Gilbert1994DensityAD,
  title={Density and distance-to-adult effects of a canker disease of trees in a moist tropical forest},
  author={Gregory S. Gilbert and Robin B. Foster and Stephen P. Hubbell},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1994},
  volume={98},
  pages={100-108}
}
We compared the spatial distribution of stem cankers on the canopy tree Ocotea whitei (Lauraceae) in a 20-ha plot on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, with spatial and temporal patterns of mortality in this host over the previous decade. The cankers occur both on adult and juvenile individuals, aothough juveniles are much more likely the adults to show symptoms. Disease incidence is host-density dependent, and both the presence of the disease and host mortality are more likely close to than far… CONTINUE READING