Seasonal drought, soil fertility and the species density of tropical forest plant communities.

@article{Wright1992SeasonalDS,
  title={Seasonal drought, soil fertility and the species density of tropical forest plant communities.},
  author={S Joseph Wright},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={1992},
  volume={7 8},
  pages={260-3}
}
Recent comparisons of plant species densities in tropical forest make it possible to evaluate factors that govern species richness. Contrary to earlier predictions, plant species densities are not greater on soils of relatively low fertility. In fact, the opposite trend is often observed, although the relationship between species densities and soil fertility is highly variable. However, tropical forest plant species densities consistently increase with rainfall. Species coexistence in wetter… CONTINUE READING
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