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          Institute: MPI für Chemie     Collection: Publikationen MPI für Chemie     Display Documents



ID: 675665.0, MPI für Chemie / Publikationen MPI für Chemie
Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora
Authors:ter Steege, H.; Nigel, C. A.; Sabatier, D.; Baraloto, C.; Salomao, R. P.; Guevara, J. E.; Phillips, O. L.; Castilho, C. V.; Magnusson, W. E.; Molino, J. F.; Monteagudo, A.; Vargas, P. N.; Montero, J. C.; Feldpausch, T. R.; Coronado, E. N. H.; Killeen, T. J.; Mostacedo, B.; Vasquez, R.; Assis, R. L.; Terborgh, J.; Wittmann, F.; Andrade, A.; Laurance, W. F.; Laurance, S. G. W.; Marimon, B. S.; Marimon, B. H.; Vieira, I. C. G.; Amaral, I. L.; Brienen, R.; Castellanos, H.; Lopez, D. C.; Duivenvoorden, J. F.; Mogollon, H. F.; Matos, F. D. D.; Davila, N.; Garcia-Villacorta, R.; Diaz, P. R. S.; Costa, F.; Emilio, T.; Levis, C.; Schietti, J.; Souza, P.; Alonso, A.; Dallmeier, F.; Montoya, A. J. D.; Piedade, M. T. F.; Araujo-Murakami, A.; Arroyo, L.; Gribel, R.; Fine, P. V. A.; Peres, C. A.; Toledo, M.; Gerardo, A. A. C.; Baker, T. R.; Ceron, C.; Engel, J.; Henkel, T. W.; Maas, P.; Petronelli, P.; Stropp, J.; Zartman, C. E.; Daly, D.; Neill, D.; Silveira, M.; Paredes, M. R.; Chave, J.; Lima, D. D.; Jorgensen, P. M.; Fuentes, A.; Schöngart, J.; Valverde, F. C.; Di Fiore, A.; Jimenez, E. M.; Mora, M. C. P.; Phillips, J. F.; Rivas, G.; van Andel, T. R.; von Hildebrand, P.; Hoffman, B.; Zent, E. L.; Malhi, Y.; Prieto, A.; Rudas, A.; Ruschell, A. R.; Silva, N.; Vos, V.; Zent, S.; Oliveira, A. A.; Schutz, A. C.; Gonzales, T.; Nascimento, M. T.; Ramirez-Angulo, H.; Sierra, R.; Tirado, M.; Medina, M. N. U.; van der Heijden, G.; Vela, C. I. A.; Torre, E. V.; Vriesendorp, C.; Wang, O.; Young, K. R.; Baider, C.; Balslev, H.; Ferreira, C.; Mesones, I.; Torres-Lezama, A.; Giraldo, L. E. U.; Zagt, R.; Alexiades, M. N.; Hernandez, L.; Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, I.; Milliken, W.; Cuenca, W. P.; Pauletto, D.; Sandoval, E. V.; Gamarra, L. V.; Dexter, K. G.; Feeley, K.; Lopez-Gonzalez, G.; Silman, M. R.
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2013-10-18
Title of Journal:Science
Volume:342
Issue / Number:6156
Sequence Number of Article:1243092
Review Status:Internal review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description: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.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Chemie
Identifiers:ISI:000325755100034 [ID No:1]
ISSN:0036-8075 [ID No:2]
DOI:10.1126/science.1243092
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