The Importance of Demographic Niches to Tree Diversity

@article{Condit2006TheIO,
  title={The Importance of Demographic Niches to Tree Diversity},
  author={R. Condit and P. Ashton and S. Bunyavejchewin and H. S. Dattaraja and S. Davies and Shameema Esufali and C. Ewango and R. Foster and I. Gunatilleke and C. Gunatilleke and P. Hall and K. Harms and Terese Hart and Consuelo Hern{\'a}ndez and S. Hubbell and A. Itoh and S. Kiratiprayoon and J. Lafrankie and S. L. de Lao and J. Makana and Md. Nur Supardi Noor and A. Kassim and S. Russo and R. Sukumar and C. Samper and H. S. Suresh and Sylvester Tan and Sean C Thomas and R. Valencia and M. Vallejo and Gorky Villa and T. Zillio},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={313},
  pages={101 - 98}
}
Most ecological hypotheses about species coexistence hinge on species differences, but quantifying trait differences across species in diverse communities is often unfeasible. We examined the variation of demographic traits using a global tropical forest data set covering 4500 species in 10 large-scale tree inventories. With a hierarchical Bayesian approach, we quantified the distribution of mortality and growth rates of all tree species at each site. This allowed us to test the prediction that… Expand

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