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Title: Biogeographical patterns of liana abundance and diversity
Authors: DeWalt, Saara J.
Schnitzer, Stefan A.
Alves, Luciana Ferreira
Bongers, Frans
Burnham, Robyn Jeanette
Cai, Zhiquan
Carson, Walter P.
Chave, Jérôme
Chuyong, George Bindeh
Costa, Flávia Regina Capellotto
Ewango, Corneille E.N.
Gallagher, Rachael V.
Gerwing, Jeffrey John
Amezcua, Esteban Gortaire
Hart, Terese B.
Ibarra-Manríquez, Guillermo
Ickes, Kalan
Kenfack, David
Letcher, Susan G.
Macía, Manuel J.
Makana, Jean Rémy
Malizia, Agustina
Martínez-Ramos, Miguel
Mascaro, Joseph
Muthumperumal, Chellam
Muthuramkumar, Sankaralingam
Nogueira, Anselmo
Parren, Marc P.E.
Parthasarathy, Narayanaswamy
Pérez-Salicrup, Diego R.
Putz, Francis E.
Romero-Saltos, Hugo
Sridhar Reddy, M.
Sainge, Moses Nsanyi
Thomas, Duncan W.
Melis, Juliano Van
Issue Date: 2014
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Ecology of Lianas
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Pags. 131-146
Abstract: This chapter examines the pantropical patterns of liana abundance and species diversity and their correlates with climatic characteristics to gain insight into which processes are important for the distribution of tropical lianas. The analyses follow from the standard sampling protocol of liana diversity and abundance used by Alwyn Gentry in the 1980s and 1990s. The chapter examines how climatic conditions are associated with liana density and diversity, by analyzing old-growth continental forests at <1050m in elevation and with mean annual precipitation >850mm yr-1.To broaden the discussion of determinants of liana density and diversity beyond climatic factors, the authors comment on differences between temperate and tropical forests and between continental and island regions. The chapter focuses on sites in the Global Liana Database (GLD) from temperate forests in Australia, subtropical forest in Argentina, and an island in the Caribbean, and also reviews the available literature. © 2015 by JohnWiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1002/9781118392409.ch11
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