The relative roles of environment, history and local dispersal in controlling the distributions of common tree and shrub species in a tropical forest landscape, Panama

@article{Svenning2006TheRR,
  title={The relative roles of environment, history and local dispersal in controlling the distributions of common tree and shrub species in a tropical forest landscape, Panama},
  author={Jens‐Christian Svenning and Bettina M. J. Engelbrecht and David A. Kinner and Thomas A. Kursar and Robert F. Stallard and S. Joseph Wright},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={22},
  pages={575 - 586}
}
We used regression models and information-theoretic model selection to assess the relative importance of environment, local dispersal and historical contingency as controls of the distributions of 26 common plant species in tropical forest on Barro Colorado Island (BCI), Panama. We censused eighty-eight 0.09-ha plots scattered across the landscape. Environmental control, local dispersal and historical contingency were represented by environmental variables (soil moisture, slope, soil type… 
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