The odd man out? Might climate explain the lower tree α‐diversity of African rain forests relative to Amazonian rain forests?

@article{Parmentier2007TheOM,
  title={The odd man out? Might climate explain the lower tree $\alpha$‐diversity of African rain forests relative to Amazonian rain forests?},
  author={I. Parmentier and Y. Malhi and Bruno Senterre and R. Whittaker and A. Alonso and M. Balinga and A. Bakayoko and F. Bongers and C. Chatelain and J. Comiskey and Renaud Cortay and M. D. Kamdem and J. Doucet and L. Gautier and W. Hawthorne and Y. Issembe and F. Kouame and Lazare A. Kouka and M. Leal and J. Lejoly and S. Lewis and L. Nusbaumer and M. Parren and K. Peh and O. Phillips and D. Sheil and B. Sonk{\'e} and M. Sosef and T. Sunderland and J. Stropp and H. Steege and M. Swaine and M. Tchouto and B. S. V. Gemerden and J. V. Valkenburg and H. W{\"o}ll},
  journal={Journal of Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={95},
  pages={1058-1071}
}
Summary 1. Comparative analyses of diversity variation among and between regions allow testing of alternative explanatory models and ideas. Here, we explore the relationships between the tree α -diversity of small rain forest plots in Africa and in Amazonia and climatic 

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