Shifts in species and phylogenetic diversity between sapling and tree communities indicate negative density dependence in a lowland rain forest

@article{Gonzlez2010ShiftsIS,
  title={Shifts in species and phylogenetic diversity between sapling and tree communities indicate negative density dependence in a lowland rain forest},
  author={M. Gonz{\'a}lez and A. Roger and E. Courtois and F. Jabot and Natalia Norden and C. E. T. Paine and C. Baraloto and C. Th{\'e}baud and J. Chave},
  journal={Journal of Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={98},
  pages={137-146}
}
Summary 1. As trees in a given cohort progress through ontogeny, many individuals die. This risk of mortality is unevenly distributed across species because of many processes such as habitat filtering, interspecific competition and negative density dependence. Here, we predict and test the patterns that such ecological processes should inscribe on both species and phylogenetic diversity as plants recruit from saplings to the canopy. 2. We compared species and phylogenetic diversity of sapling… Expand

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