Geographical range size of tropical plants influences their response to anthropogenic activities

@inproceedings{Lozada2007GeographicalRS,
  title={Geographical range size of tropical plants influences their response to anthropogenic activities},
  author={Tannya Lozada and Gerard Koning and Michael Kessler and Alexandra Maria Klein and Teja Tscharntke},
  year={2007}
}
Biodiversity patterns may be influenced by the species geographical range sizes, but this is rarely shown. We used a highly replicated and large-scale study in coastal Ecuador to determine for the first time the importance of latitudinal range size of plant species in their response to land-use activities. We examined herbaceous plant communities of five land-use types with decreasing anthropogenic disturbance (from the most intervened rice and pasture to the less intervened managed agroforest… CONTINUE READING

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