Similar non-random processes maintain diversity in two tropical rainforests.

@article{Wills1999SimilarNP,
  title={Similar non-random processes maintain diversity in two tropical rainforests.},
  author={Christopher C. Wills and Richard Condit},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={266 1427},
  pages={1445-52}
}
Quadrat-based analysis of two rainforest plots of area 50 ha, one in Panama (Barro Colorado Island, BCI) and the other in Malaysia (Pasoh), shows that in both plots recruitment is in general negatively correlated with both numbers and biomass of adult trees of the same species in the same quadrat. At BCI, this effect is not significantly influenced by treefall gaps. In both plots, recruitment of individual species is negatively correlated with the numbers of trees of all species in the quadrats… CONTINUE READING