Pathogens, density dependence and the coexistence of tropical trees.

@article{Freckleton2006PathogensDD,
  title={Pathogens, density dependence and the coexistence of tropical trees.},
  author={Robert P Freckleton and Owen T Lewis},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={273 1604},
  pages={2909-16}
}
There is increasing interest in the role played by density-dependent mortality from natural enemies, particularly plant pathogens, in promoting the coexistence and diversity of tropical trees. Here, we review four issues in the analysis of pathogen-induced density dependence that have been overlooked or inadequately addressed. First, the methodology for detecting density dependence must be robust to potential biases. Observational studies, in particular, require a careful analysis to avoid… CONTINUE READING

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