Rarity of monodominance in hyperdiverse Amazonian forests

Ter Steege, Hans, Henkel, Terry W, Helal, Nora, Marimon, Beatriz S, Marimon-Junior, Ben Hur, Huth, Andreas, Groeneveld, Jürgen, Sabatier, Daniel, Coelho, Luiz de Souza, Filho, Diogenes de Andrade Lima, Salomão, Rafael P, Amaral, Iêda Leão, Matos, Francisca Dionízia de Almeida, Castilho, Carolina V, Phillips, Oliver L, Guevara, Juan Ernesto, Carim, Marcelo de Jesus Veiga, Cárdenas López, Dairon, Magnusson, William E, Wittmann, Florian, Irume, Mariana Victória, Martins, Maria Pires, Guimarães, José Renan da Silva, Molino, Jean-François, Bánki, Olaf S, Piedade, Maria Teresa Fernandez, Pitman, Nigel C A, Mendoza, Abel Monteagudo, Ramos, José Ferreira, Luize, Bruno Garcia, Moraes de Leão Novo, Evlyn Márcia, Núñez Vargas, Percy, Silva, Thiago Sanna Freire, Venticinque, Eduardo Martins, Manzatto, Angelo Gilberto, Reis, Neidiane Farias Costa, Terborgh, John, Casula, Katia Regina, Honorio Coronado, Euridice N, Montero, Juan Carlos, Feldpausch, Ted R, Duque, Alvaro, Costa, Flávia R C, Arboleda, Nicolás Castaño, Schöngart, Jochen, Killeen, Timothy J, Vasquez, Rodolfo, Mostacedo, Bonifacio, Demarchi, Layon O, Assis, Rafael L, Baraloto, Chris, Engel, Julien, Petronelli, Pascal, Castellanos, Hernán, de Medeiros, Marcelo Brilhante, Quaresma, Adriano, Simon, Marcelo Fragomeni, Andrade, Ana, Camargo, José Luís, Laurance, Susan G W, Laurance, William F, Rincón, Lorena M, Schietti, Juliana, Sousa, Thaiane R, de Sousa Farias, Emanuelle, Lopes, Maria Aparecida, Magalhães, José Leonardo Lima, Mendonça Nascimento, Henrique Eduardo, Lima de Queiroz, Helder, Aymard C, Gerardo A, Brienen, Roel, Revilla, Juan David Cardenas, Vieira, Ima Célia Guimarães, Cintra, Bruno Barçante Ladvocat, Stevenson, Pablo R, Feitosa, Yuri Oliveira, Duivenvoorden, Joost F, Mogollón, Hugo F, Araujo-Murakami, Alejandro, Ferreira, Leandro Valle, Lozada, José Rafael, Comiskey, James A, de Toledo, José Julio, Damasco, Gabriel, Dávila, Nállarett, Draper, Freddie, García-Villacorta, Roosevelt, Lopes, Aline, Vicentini, Alberto, Alonso, Alfonso, Dallmeier, Francisco, Gomes, Vitor H F, Lloyd, Jon, Neill, David, de Aguiar, Daniel Praia Portela, Arroyo, Luzmila, Carvalho, Fernanda Antunes, de Souza, Fernanda Coelho, do Amaral, Dário Dantas, Feeley, Kenneth J, Gribel, Rogerio, Pansonato, Marcelo Petratti, Barlow, Jos, Berenguer, Erika, Ferreira, Joice, Fine, Paul V A, Guedes, Marcelino Carneiro, Jimenez, Eliana M, Licona, Juan Carlos, Peñuela Mora, Maria Cristina, Villa, Boris, Cerón, Carlos, Maas, Paul, Silveira, Marcos, Stropp, Juliana, Thomas, Raquel, Baker, Tim R, Daly, Doug, Dexter, Kyle G, Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Isau, Milliken, William, Pennington, Toby, Ríos Paredes, Marcos, Fuentes, Alfredo, Klitgaard, Bente, Pena, José Luis Marcelo, Peres, Carlos A, Silman, Miles R, Tello, J Sebastián, Chave, Jerome, Cornejo Valverde, Fernando, Di Fiore, Anthony, Hilário, Renato Richard, Phillips, Juan Fernando, Rivas-Torres, Gonzalo, van Andel, Tinde R, von Hildebrand, Patricio, Noronha, Janaína Costa, Barbosa, Edelcilio Marques, Barbosa, Flávia Rodrigues, de Matos Bonates, Luiz Carlos, Carpanedo, Rainiellen de Sá, Dávila Doza, Hilda Paulette, Fonty, Émile, GómeZárate Z, Ricardo, Gonzales, Therany, Gallardo Gonzales, George Pepe, Hoffman, Bruce, Junqueira, André Braga, Malhi, Yadvinder, Miranda, Ires Paula de Andrade, Pinto, Linder Felipe Mozombite, Prieto, Adriana, Rodrigues, Domingos de Jesus, Rudas, Agustín, Ruschel, Ademir R, Silva, Natalino, Vela, César I A, Vos, Vincent Antoine, Zent, Egleé L, Zent, Stanford, Weiss Albuquerque, Bianca, Cano, Angela, Carrero Márquez, Yrma Andreina, Correa, Diego F, Costa, Janaina Barbosa Pedrosa, Flores, Bernardo Monteiro, Galbraith, David, Holmgren, Milena, Kalamandeen, Michelle, Nascimento, Marcelo Trindade, Oliveira, Alexandre A, Ramirez-Angulo, Hirma, Rocha, Maira, Scudeller, Veridiana Vizoni, Sierra, Rodrigo, Tirado, Milton, Umaña Medina, Maria Natalia, van der Heijden, Geertje, Vilanova Torre, Emilio, Vriesendorp, Corine, Wang, Ophelia, Young, Kenneth R, Ahuite Reategui, Manuel Augusto, Baider, Cláudia, Balslev, Henrik, Cárdenas, Sasha, Casas, Luisa Fernanda, Farfan-Rios, William, Ferreira, Cid, Linares-Palomino, Reynaldo, Mendoza, Casimiro, Mesones, Italo, Torres-Lezama, Armando, Giraldo, Ligia Estela Urrego, Villarroel, Daniel, Zagt, Roderick, Alexiades, Miguel N, de Oliveira, Edmar Almeida, Garcia-Cabrera, Karina, Hernandez, Lionel, Palacios Cuenca, Walter, Pansini, Susamar, Pauletto, Daniela, Ramirez Arevalo, Freddy, Sampaio, Adeilza Felipe, Sandoval, Elvis H Valderrama, Valenzuela Gamarra, Luis, Levesley, Aurora, Pickavance, Georgia and Melgaço, Karina (2019) Rarity of monodominance in hyperdiverse Amazonian forests. Scientific Reports, 9 (1). ISSN 2045-2322

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Abstract

Tropical forests are known for their high diversity. Yet, forest patches do occur in the tropics where a single tree species is dominant. Such "monodominant" forests are known from all of the main tropical regions. For Amazonia, we sampled the occurrence of monodominance in a massive, basin-wide database of forest-inventory plots from the Amazon Tree Diversity Network (ATDN). Utilizing a simple defining metric of at least half of the trees ≥ 10 cm diameter belonging to one species, we found only a few occurrences of monodominance in Amazonia, and the phenomenon was not significantly linked to previously hypothesized life history traits such wood density, seed mass, ectomycorrhizal associations, or Rhizobium nodulation. In our analysis, coppicing (the formation of sprouts at the base of the tree or on roots) was the only trait significantly linked to monodominance. While at specific locales coppicing or ectomycorrhizal associations may confer a considerable advantage to a tree species and lead to its monodominance, very few species have these traits. Mining of the ATDN dataset suggests that monodominance is quite rare in Amazonia, and may be linked primarily to edaphic factors.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2019 14:30
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 23:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/72430
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-50323-9

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