Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora

@article{terSteege2013HyperdominanceIT,
  title={Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora},
  author={Hans ter Steege and Nigel C. A. Pitman and Daniel Sabatier and Christopher Baraloto and Rafael P. Salom{\~a}o and Juan Guevara and Oliver L. Phillips and Carolina V. Castilho and William Ernest Magnusson and Jean-François Molino and Abel Lorenzo Monteagudo and Percy N{\'u}{\~n}ez Vargas and Juan Carlos Montero and Ted R. Feldpausch and Eur{\'i}dice N. Honorio Coronado and Timothy J. Killeen and Bonifacio Mostacedo and R Vasquez and Rafael Leandro de Assis and John Terborgh and Florian Wittmann and Ana Andrade and William F. Laurance and Susan G. W. Laurance and Beatriz Schwantes Marimon and Ben H Marimon and I C Guimar{\~a}es Vieira and I{\^e}da Le{\~a}o do Amaral and Roel J. W. Brienen and Hern{\'a}n G. Castellanos and Dairon C{\'a}rdenas L{\'o}pez and J F Duivenvoorden and Hugo F. Mogoll{\'o}n and Francisca Dion{\'i}zia de Almeida Matos and N{\'a}llarett D{\'a}vila and Roosevelt Garc{\'i}a-Villacorta and Pablo Roberto Stevenson Diaz and Fl{\'a}via Regina Capelotto Costa and Thaise Em{\'i}lio and Carolina Levis and Juliana Schietti and P Souza and Alfonso Alonso and Francisco Dallmeier and {\'A}lvaro Javier Duque Montoya and Maria Teresa Fernandez Piedade and Alejandro Araujo-Murakami and Luzmila Arroyo and Rogerio Gribel and Paul V. A. Fine and Carlos Augusto Peres and Marisol Toledo and Gerardo A. Aymard C. and Timothy R. Baker and Carlos E. Cer{\'o}n and Julien Engel and Terry W. Henkel and Paul J. M. Maas and Pascal P{\'e}tronelli and Juliana Stropp and Charles Eugene Zartman and Doug Daly and David A. Neill and Marcos Silveira and Marcos A Rios Paredes and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Chave and Di{\'o}genes de Andrade Lima Filho and Peter M{\o}ller J{\o}rgensen and Alfredo F. Fuentes and Jochen Sch{\"o}ngart and Fernando Cornejo Valverde and Anthony Di Fiore and Eliana M. Jimenez and Mar{\'i}a Cristina Pe{\~n}uela Mora and Juan Phillips and Gonzalo Galilaeo Rivas and Tinde R. van Andel and P von Hildebrand and B Hoffman and Egl{\'e}e L. Zent and Yadvinder S. Malhi and Adriana Prieto and Agust{\'i}n Rudas and Ademir R. Ruschell and Natalino Silva and Vincent A. Vos and Stanford Zent and Alexandre A. de Oliveira and Angela Cano Schutz and T Gonzales and Marcelo Trindade Nascimento and Hirma Ramírez-Angulo and Rodrigo Sierra and Milton Tirado and Mar{\'i}a Natalia Uma{\~n}a Medina and Geertje M. F. van der Heijden and C{\'e}sar I. A. Vela and Emilio Vilanova Torre and Corine Vriesendorp and Ophelia Wang and Kenneth R. Young and Cl{\'a}udia Baider and Henrik Balslev and Cid Ferreira and Italo Mesones and Armando Torres‐Lezama and Ligia Estela Urrego Giraldo and Roderick Zagt and Miguel Alexiades and Lionel Hernandez and Isau Huamantupa-Chuquimaco and William Milliken and Walter Palacios Cuenca and Daniela Pauletto and Elvis H. Valderrama Sandoval and Luis VALENZUELA GAMARRA and Kyle G. Dexter and Kenneth J. Feeley and Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez and Miles R. Silman},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={342}
}
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