Dynamics and species richness of tropical rain forests.

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We present a worldwide analysis of humid tropical forest dynamics and tree species richness. New tree mortality, recruitment, and species richness data include the most dynamic and diverse mature tropical forests known. Twenty-five sites show a strong tendency for the most species-rich forests to be dynamic and aseasonal. Mean annual tree mortality and… (More)

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@article{Phillips1994DynamicsAS, title={Dynamics and species richness of tropical rain forests.}, author={Oliver L Phillips and Patricia L Hall and Adrian Gentry and S A Sawyer and R Vasquez}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={1994}, volume={91 7}, pages={2805-9} }