Soil water-holding capacity and monodominance in Southern Amazon tropical forests

@article{MarimonJunior2019SoilWC,
  title={Soil water-holding capacity and monodominance in Southern Amazon tropical forests},
  author={Ben Hur Marimon‐Junior and John du Vall Hay and Imma Oliveras and Halina Jancoski and Ricardo Keichi Umetsu and Ted R. Feldpausch and David R Galbraith and Emanuel Gloor and Oliver L. Phillips and Beatriz Schwantes Marimon},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2019},
  volume={450},
  pages={65-79}
}
Background and aims We explored the hypothesis that low soil water-holding capacity is the main factor driving the monodominance of Brosimum rubescens in a monodominant forest in Southern Amazonia. Tropical monodominant forests are rare ecosystems with low diversity and high dominance of a single tree species. The causes of this atypical condition are still poorly understood. Some studies have shown a relationship between monodominance and waterlogging or soil attributes, while others have… 
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