Soil nutrients influence spatial distributions of tropical tree species

@article{John2007SoilNI,
  title={Soil nutrients influence spatial distributions of tropical tree species},
  author={Robert Ivor John and James W. Dalling and Kyle Edward Harms and Joseph B. Yavitt and Robert F. Stallard and Matt J. Mirabello and Stephen P. Hubbell and Renato Valencia and Hugo Navarrete and Martha Isabel Vallejo and Robin B. Foster},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={104},
  pages={864 - 869}
}
The importance of niche vs. neutral assembly mechanisms in structuring tropical tree communities remains an important unsettled question in community ecology [Bell G (2005) Ecology 86:1757–1770]. There is ample evidence that species distributions are determined by soils and habitat factors at landscape (<104 km2) and regional scales. At local scales (<1 km2), however, habitat factors and species distributions show comparable spatial aggregation, making it difficult to disentangle the importance… Expand

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