Winner–loser species replacements in human-modified landscapes

Filgueiras, Bruno K. C., Peres, Carlos A. ORCID:, Melo, Felipe P. L., Leal, Inara R. and Tabarelli, Marcelo (2021) Winner–loser species replacements in human-modified landscapes. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 36 (6). pp. 545-555. ISSN 0169-5347

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Community assembly arguably drives the provision of ecosystem services because they critically depend on which and how species coexist. We examine conspicuous cases of 'winner and loser' replacements (WLRs) in tropical forests to provide a framework integrating drivers, impacts on ecological organization, and reconfiguration of ecosystem service provisioning. Most WLRs involve native species and result from changes in resource availability rather than from altered competition among species. In this context, species dispersal is a powerful force controlling community (re)assembly. Furthermore, replacements imply a nearly complete functional reorganization of assemblages and new 'packages' of ecosystem services and disservices provided by winners. WLRs can thus elucidate the multiple transitions experienced by tropical forests, and have theoretical/applied implications, including the role that human-modified landscapes may play in global-scale sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: community reorganization,disturbance-adapted species,disturbance-sensitive species,ecological groups,habitat conversion,species persistence,ecology, evolution, behavior and systematics ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1105
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Environmental Biology
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 May 2021 00:01
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 14:50
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2021.02.006

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