Reproductive size thresholds in tropical trees: variation among individuals, species and forests

  title={Reproductive size thresholds in tropical trees: variation among individuals, species and forests},
  author={S. Joseph Wright and M. Alejandra Jaramillo and Javier G{\'o}mez Pav{\'o}n and Richard S. Condit and Stephen P. Hubbell and Robin B. Foster},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  pages={307 - 315}
Relative size at onset of maturity (RSOM) is defined as size at first reproduction divided by asymptotic maximal size. RSOM is remarkably constant among species within many higher clades of animals, but varies widely among tree species from the Pasoh Forest Reserve, Malaysia according to the work of S. C. Thomas. RSOM was examined for 16 mid-storey and canopy tree species from a second tropical forest at Barro Colorado Island (BCI), Panama. Interspecific variation in RSOM was equally large for… 

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