Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition

  title={Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition},
  author={Carolina Levis and F R C Costa and Frans Bongers and Marielos Pe{\~n}a-Claros and Charles Roland Clement and Andr{\'e} Braga Junqueira and Eduardo G. Neves and E K Tamanaha and F O G Figueiredo and Rafael P. Salom{\~a}o and Carolina V. Castilho and William Ernest Magnusson and Oliver L. Phillips and Juan Guevara and Daniel Sabatier and Jean-François Molino and Dairon C{\'a}rdenas L{\'o}pez and Arisbeth Mendoza and N C A Pitman and {\'A}lvaro Duque and Percy Núñez Vargas and Charles Eugene Zartman and R Vasquez and Anna Luiza Pereira Andrade and Jos{\'e} Lu{\'i}s Campana Camargo and Ted R. Feldpausch and Susan G. W. Laurance and William F. Laurance and Timothy J. Killeen and Henrique E. M. Nascimento and Juan Carlos Montero and Bonifacio Mostacedo and I{\^e}da Le{\~a}o do Amaral and I C Guimar{\~a}es Vieira and Roel J. W. Brienen and Hern{\'a}n G. Castellanos and John Terborgh and M de Jesus Veiga Carim and J R da Silva Guimar{\~a}es and L de Souza Coelho and Francisca Dion{\'i}zia de Almeida Matos and Florian Wittmann and Hugo F. Mogoll{\'o}n and Gabriel Damasco and N{\'a}llarett D{\'a}vila and Roosevelt Garc{\'i}a-Villacorta and Eur{\'i}dice N. Honorio Coronado and Thaise Em{\'i}lio and Diogenes de Andrade Lima Filho and Juliana Schietti and P Souza and N Targhetta and James A. Comiskey and Beatriz Schwantes Marimon and Ben H Marimon and David A. Neill and Alfonso Alonso and Luzmilla Arroyo and Fernanda Antunes Carvalho and Fernanda Coelho de Souza and Francisco Dallmeier and Marcelo Petratti Pansonato and J F Duivenvoorden and Paul V. A. Fine and Pablo R. Stevenson and Alejandro Araujo-Murakami and Gerardo A. Aymard C. and Christopher Baraloto and D D do Amaral and Julien Engel and Terry W. Henkel and Paul J. M. Maas and Pascal P{\'e}tronelli and Juan David Cardenas Revilla and Juliana Stropp and Doug Daly and Rogerio Gribel and Marcos A Rios Paredes and Marcos Silveira and Raquel Thomas-Caesar and Timothy R. Baker and N F da Silva and Leandro Valle Ferreira and Carlos Augusto Peres and Miles R. Silman and Carlos E. Cer{\'o}n and Fernando Cornejo Valverde and Anthony Di Fiore and Eliana M. Jimenez and Maria Cristina Pe{\~n}uela Mora and Marisol Toledo and Edelcilio Marques Barbosa and Luiz C M Bonates and Nicol{\'a}s Casta{\~n}o Arboleda and E de Sousa Farias and Alfredo F. Fuentes and Jean-Louis Guillaumet and Peter M{\o}ller J{\o}rgensen and Yadvinder S. Malhi and Ires Paula de Andrade Miranda and Juan Phillips and Adriana Prieto and Agust{\'i}n Rudas and Ademir R. Ruschel and N Silva and P von Hildebrand and Vincent A. Vos and Egl{\'e}e L. Zent and Stanford Zent and Bruno Barçante Ladvocat Cintra and Marcelo Trindade Nascimento and A A Oliveira and Hirma Ramírez-Angulo and Jos{\'e} Ferreira Ramos and Gonzalo Galilaeo Rivas and Jochen Sch{\"o}ngart and Rodrigo Sierra and Milton Tirado and Geertje M. F. van der Heijden and Emilio Vilanova Torre and Ophelia Wang and Kenneth R. Young and Cl{\'a}udia Baider and {\'A}ngela Cano and William Farf{\'a}n-R{\'i}os and Cid Ferreira and B Hoffman and Casimiro Mendoza and Italo Mesones and Armando Torres‐Lezama and Maria Natalia Uma{\~n}a Medina and Tinde R. van Andel and Daniel Villarroel and Roderick Zagt and Miguel Alexiades and Henrik Balslev and Karina Garcia-Cabrera and T Gonzales and Lionel Hernandez and Isau Huamantupa-Chuquimaco and {\^A}ngelo Gilberto Manzatto and William Milliken and Walter Palacios Cuenca and Susamar Pansini and Daniela Pauletto and Freddy Ramirez Arevalo and Neidiane Farias Costa Reis and Adeilza Felipe Sampaio and Ligia Estela Urrego Giraldo and Elvis H. Valderrama Sandoval and Luis Valenzuela Gamarra and C{\'e}sar I. A. Vela and Hans ter Steege},
  pages={925 - 931}
Past human influences on Amazonian forest The marks of prehistoric human societies on tropical forests can still be detected today. Levis et al. performed a basin-wide comparison of plant distributions, archaeological sites, and environmental data. Plants domesticated by pre-Columbian peoples are much more likely to be dominant in Amazonian forests than other species. Furthermore, forests close to archaeological sites often have a higher abundance and richness of domesticated species. Thus… 
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