Pervasive density-dependent recruitment enhances seedling diversity in a tropical forest

@article{Harms2000PervasiveDR,
  title={Pervasive density-dependent recruitment enhances seedling diversity in a tropical forest},
  author={Kyle E Harms and S. Joseph Wright and Osvaldo Calder{\'o}n and Andr{\'e}s Hern{\'a}ndez and Edward Allen Herre},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={404},
  pages={493-495}
}
Negative density-dependent recruitment of seedlings, that is, seeds of a given species are less likely to become established seedlings if the density of that species is high, has been proposed to be an important mechanism contributing to the extraordinary diversity of tropical tree communities because it can potentially prevent any particular species from usurping all available space, either in close proximity to seed sources or at relatively larger spatial scales. However, density-dependent… Expand
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