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

@article{Levis2017PersistentEO,
  title={Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition},
  author={C. Levis and F. R. C. Costa and F. Bongers and M. Pe{\~n}a-Claros and C. Clement and A. B. Junqueira and E. Neves and E. Tamanaha and F. O. G. Figueiredo and R. Salom{\~a}o and C. Castilho and W. Magnusson and O. Phillips and J. E. Guevara and D. Sabatier and J. Molino and D. C. L{\'o}pez and A. Mendoza and N. Pitman and {\'A}. Duque and P. N. Vargas and C. Zartman and R. Vasquez and A. Andrade and J. Camargo and T. Feldpausch and S. Laurance and W. Laurance and T. Killeen and H. Nascimento and J. Montero and B. Mostacedo and I. Amaral and I. C. Guimar{\~a}es Vieira and R. Brienen and H. Castellanos and J. Terborgh and M. D. J. V. Carim and J. R. S. Guimar{\~a}es and L. Coelho and F. D. D. A. Matos and F. Wittmann and H. Mogoll{\'o}n and G. Damasco and N. D{\'a}vila and R. Garc{\'i}a-Villacorta and E. H. Coronado and T. Emilio and D. D. A. L. Filho and J. Schietti and P. Souza and N. Targhetta and J. Comiskey and B. Marimon and D. Neill and A. Alonso and L. Arroyo and F. Carvalho and F. C. de Souza and F. Dallmeier and M. P. Pansonato and J. Duivenvoorden and P. Fine and P. Stevenson and A. Araujo-Murakami and C G.Aymard and C. Baraloto and D. D. do Amaral and J. Engel and T. Henkel and P. Maas and P. P{\'e}tronelli and J. Revilla and J. Stropp and D. Daly and R. Gribel and M. Paredes and M. Silveira and R. Thomas-Caesar and T. Baker and N. F. da Silva and L. Ferreira and C. Peres and M. Silman and C. Cer{\'o}n and F. Valverde and A. Di Fiore and E. Jimenez and M. P. Mora and M. Toledo and E. M. Barbosa and L. C. M. Bonates and N. C. Arboleda and E. S. Farias and A. Fuentes and J. Guillaumet and P. M. J{\o}rgensen and Y. Malhi and I. P. de Andrade Miranda and J. Phillips and A. Prieto and A. Rudas and A. Ruschel and N. Silva and P. von Hildebrand and V. Vos and E. Zent and S. Zent and B. B. L. Cintra and M. Nascimento and A. A. Oliveira and H. Ramírez-Angulo and J. F. Ramos and G. Rivas and J. Sch{\"o}ngart and R. Sierra and M. Tirado and G. V. D. van der Heijden and E. V. Torre and O. Wang and K. Young and C. Baider and A. Cano and W. Farf{\'a}n-R{\'i}os and C. Ferreira and B. Hoffman and C. Mendoza and I. Mesones and A. Torres-Lezama and M. N. U. Medina and T. V. van Andel and D. Villarroel and R. Zagt and M. Alexiades and H. Balslev and K. Garcia-Cabrera and T. Gonzales and L. Hernandez and I. Huamantupa-Chuquimaco and {\^A}. G. Manzatto and W. Milliken and W. P. Cuenca and S. Pansini and D. Pauletto and F. R. Arevalo and N. F. C. Reis and A. F. Sampaio and L. E. U. Giraldo and E. V. Sandoval and L. V. Gamarra and C. Vela and H. ter Steege},
  journal={Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={355},
  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… Expand

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