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Title: Fast demographic traits promote high diversification rates of Amazonian trees
Authors: Baker, Timothy R.
Pennington, R. Toby
Magallón, Susana
Gloor, Manuel E.
Laurance, William F.
Alexiades, Miguel N.
Alvarez, Esteban
Araújo, Alejandro
Arets, Eric J.M.M.
Aymard, Gerardo Antonio C.
Oliveira, Átila Cristina Alves de
Amaral, Iêda Leão do
Arroyo, Luzmila P.
Bonal, Damien
Brienen, Roel J.W.
Chave, Jérôme
Dexter, Kyle Graham
Di Fiore, Anthony
Eler, Eduardo Schmidt
Feldpausch, Ted R.
Ferreira, Leandro Valle
Lopez-Gonzalez, Gabriela
Van Der Heijden, Geertje M.F.
Higuchi, Niro
Honorio Coronado, Euridice N.
Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Isau
Killeen, Timothy J.
Laurance, Susan G.W.
Leaño, Claudio
Lewis, Simon L.
Malhi, Yadvinder Singh
Marimon, Beatriz Schwantes
Marimon Júnior, Ben Hur
Monteagudo-Mendoza, Abel
Neill, David A.
Peñuela, María Cristina
Pitman, Nigel C.A.
Prieto, Adriana
Quesada, Carlos Alberto
Ramirez Arevalo, Fredy Francisco
Ramírez-Angulo, Hirma
Rudas, Agustín
Ruschel, Ademir Roberto
Salomão, Rafael Paiva
Andrade, Ana Cristina Segalin de
Silva, Jose Natalino Macedo
Silveira, Marcos
Simon, Marcelo Fragomeni
Spironello, Wilson Roberto
Steege, Hans Ter
Terborgh, John W.
Toledo, Marisol
Torres-Lezama, Armando
Vásquez, Rodolfo V.
Guimarães Vieira, Ima Cèlia
Vilanova, Emilio
Vos, Vincent A.
Phillips, Oliver L.
Keywords: Biodiversity
Biological Model
Generation Time
South America
Tropic Climate
Tropical Rain Forest
Turnover Time
Generation Time
Tropical Forest
Models, Biological
South America
Tropical Climate
Issue Date: 2014
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Ecology Letters
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 17, Número 5, Pags. 527-536
Abstract: The Amazon rain forest sustains the world's highest tree diversity, but it remains unclear why some clades of trees are hyperdiverse, whereas others are not. Using dated phylogenies, estimates of current species richness and trait and demographic data from a large network of forest plots, we show that fast demographic traits - short turnover times - are associated with high diversification rates across 51 clades of canopy trees. This relationship is robust to assuming that diversification rates are either constant or decline over time, and occurs in a wide range of Neotropical tree lineages. This finding reveals the crucial role of intrinsic, ecological variation among clades for understanding the origin of the remarkable diversity of Amazonian trees and forests. © 2014 The Authors. Ecology Letters published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd and CNRS.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1111/ele.12252
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