Hyperdominance in the Amazonian tree flora

Ter Steege, Hans, Pitman, Nigel C A, Sabatier, Daniel, Baraloto, Christopher, Salomão, Rafael P., Guevara, Juan Ernesto, Phillips, Oliver L., Castilho, Carolina V., Magnusson, William E., Molino, Jean François, Monteagudo, Abel, Vargas, Percy Núñez, Montero, Juan Carlos, Feldpausch, Ted R., Coronado, Eurídice N Honorio, Killeen, Tim J., Mostacedo, Bonifacio, Vasquez, Rodolfo, Assis, Rafael L., Terborgh, John, Wittmann, Florian, Andrade, Ana, Laurance, William F., Laurance, Susan G W, Marimon, Beatriz S., Marimon, Ben Hur, Vieira, Ima Célia Guimarães, Amaral, Iêda Leão, Brienen, Roel, Castellanos, Hernán, López, Dairon Cárdenas, Duivenvoorden, Joost F., Mogollón, Hugo F., Matos, Francisca Dionízia De Almeida, Dávila, Nállarett, García-Villacorta, Roosevelt, Diaz, Pablo Roberto Stevenson, Costa, Flávia, Emilio, Thaise, Levis, Carolina, Schietti, Juliana, Souza, Priscila, Alonso, Alfonso, Dallmeier, Francisco, Montoya, Alvaro Javier Duque, Piedade, Maria Teresa Fernandez, Araujo-Murakami, Alejandro, Arroyo, Luzmila, Gribel, Rogerio, Fine, Paul V A, Peres, Carlos A., Toledo, Marisol, Aymard C., Gerardo A., Baker, Tim R., Cerón, Carlos, Engel, Julien, Henkel, Terry W., Maas, Paul, Petronelli, Pascal, Stropp, Juliana, Zartman, Charles Eugene, Daly, Doug, Neill, David, Silveira, Marcos, Paredes, Marcos Ríos, Chave, Jerome, Lima Filho, Diógenes De Andrade, Jørgensen, Peter Møller, Fuentes, Alfredo, Schöngart, Jochen, Valverde, Fernando Cornejo, Di Fiore, Anthony, Jimenez, Eliana M., Mora, Maria Cristina Peñuela, Phillips, Juan Fernando, Rivas, Gonzalo, Van Andel, Tinde R., Von Hildebrand, Patricio, Hoffman, Bruce, Zent, Eglée L., Malhi, Yadvinder, Prieto, Adriana, Rudas, Agustín, Ruschell, Ademir R., Silva, Natalino, Vos, Vincent, Zent, Stanford, Oliveira, Alexandre A., Schutz, Angela Cano, Gonzales, Therany, Nascimento, Marcelo Trindade, Ramirez-Angulo, Hirma, Sierra, Rodrigo, Tirado, Milton, Medina, María Natalia Umaña, Van Der Heijden, Geertje, Vela, César I A, Torre, Emilio Vilanova, Vriesendorp, Corine, Wang, Ophelia, Young, Kenneth R., Baider, Claudia, Balslev, Henrik, Ferreira, Cid, Mesones, Italo, Torres-Lezama, Armando, Giraldo, Ligia Estela Urrego, Zagt, Roderick, Alexiades, Miguel N., Hernandez, Lionel, Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Isau, Milliken, William, Cuenca, Walter Palacios, Pauletto, Daniela, Sandoval, Elvis Valderrama, Gamarra, Luis Valenzuela, Dexter, Kyle G., Feeley, Ken, Lopez-Gonzalez, Gabriela and Silman, Miles R. (2013) Hyperdominance in the Amazonian tree flora. Science, 342 (6156). ISSN 0036-8075

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Abstract

The vast extent of the Amazon Basin has historically restricted the study of its tree communities to the local and regional scales. Here, we provide empirical data on the commonness, rarity, and richness of lowland tree species across the entire Amazon Basin and Guiana Shield (Amazonia), collected in 1170 tree plots in all major forest types. Extrapolations suggest that Amazonia harbors roughly 16,000 tree species, of which just 227 (1.4%) account for half of all trees. Most of these are habitat specialists and only dominant in one or two regions of the basin. We discuss some implications of the finding that a small group of species - less diverse than the North American tree flora - accounts for half of the world's most diverse tree community.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 16:00
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 14:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55610
DOI: 10.1126/science.1243092

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