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Ecological determinism in plant community structure across a tropical forest landscape

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2004

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Svenning, J.-C., Kinner, D A, Stallard, R F, Engelbrecht, B M J, and Wright, S J, 2004, Ecological determinism in plant community structure across a tropical forest landscape: Ecology, v. 85, iss. 9, p. 2526-2538 LA - eng.

Summary

The ecological mechanisms hypothesized to structure species-rich communities range from strict local determinism to neutral ecological drift. We assessed the degree of ecological determinism in tropical plant community structure by analyses of published demographic data; a broad range of spatial, historical, and environmental variables; and the distributions of 33 herbaceous species (plot size = 0.02 ha) and 61 woody species (plot size = 0.09 ha) among 350 plots in a 16-km2 forest landscape (Barro Colorado Island, Panamá). We found a strong degree of cross-landscape dominance by a subset of species whose identities were predictable from sapling survivorship rates under shade. Using canonical ordination we found that spatial and environmental-historical [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Mon Apr 22 08:29:21 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Sediment-Water Chemistry in Large River Systems- Biogeochemical, Geomorphic, and Human Controls.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/51118732e4b03611765639fd">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/51118732e4b03611765639fd</a>

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