Title: Hyperdominance in the Amazonian tree flora
Authors: TER STEEGE HansPITMAN NigelSABATIER DanielBARALOTO ChristopherSALOMÃO Rafael P.GUEVARA Juan ErnestoPHILLIPS Oliver L.CASTILHO Carolina V.MAGNUSSON William E.MOLINO Jean-FrancoisMONTEAGUDO AbelNÚÑEZ-VARGAS Mario P.MONTERO Juan CarlosFELDPAUSCH TedCORONADO Euridice N. HonorioKILLEEN Tim J.MOSTACEDO BonifacioVASQUEZ RodolfoASSIS Rafael LTERBORGH JohnWITTMANN FlorianANDRADE AnaLAURANCE William FLAURANCE Susan G. W.MARIMON JUNIOR Ben HurMARIMON Beatriz S.VIEIRA Ima C. G.AMARAL IBRIENEN RCASTELLANOS HernanCARDENAS LOPEZ DaironDUIVENVOORDEN Joost F.MOGOLLON Hugo FDIONIZIA DE ALMEIDA MATOS FranciscaDAVILA NallarettGARCIA-VILLACORTA RooseveltSTEVENSON DIAZ Palo RobertoCOSTA Flavia R. C.EMILIO ThaiseLEVIS CarolinaSCHIETTI JulianaDE SOUZA Priscila F.ALONSO AlfonsoDALLMEIER FranciscoDUQUE MONTOYA Alvaro JavierFERNANDEZ PIEDADE Maria TeresaARAUJO-MURAKAMI AlejandroARROYO LuzmilaFINE Paul V. A.GRIBEL RogerioPERES Carlos A.TOLEDO MarisolAYMARD GBAKER Timothy R.CERON CarlosENGEL JulianMAAS PaulPETRONELLI PascalSTROPP CARNEIRO JULIANAZARTMAN Charles E.DALY DougNEILL DavidSILVEIRA MarcosRIOS PAREDES MarcosCHAVE JeromeDE ANDRADE LIMA FILHO DiogenesMOLLER JORGENSEN PeterFUENTES AlfredoSCHONGART JochenCORNEJO VALVERDE FernandoDI FIORE AnthonyJIMENEZ Eliana MPENUELA MORA Maria CristinaPHILLIPS Juan FernandoRIVAS GonzaloVAN ANDEL Tinde R.VON HILDEBRAND PatricioHOFFMAN BruceZENT EgleeMALHI YadvinderPRIETO AdrianaRUDAS AgustinRUSCHELL Ademir R.SILVA NatalinoVOS Vincent A.ZENT StanfordOLIVEIRA Alexandre A..CANO SCHUTZ AngelaGONZALES TheranyNASCIMENTO Marcelo T.RAMIREZ-ANGULO HirmaSIERRA RodrigoTIRADO MiltonUMANA MEDINA Maria NataliaVAN DER HEIJDEN GeertjeVELA Cesar I.a.VILANOVA-TORRE EmilioVRIESENDORP CroineWANG OpheliaYOUNG Kenneth R.BAIDER ClaudiaBALSLEV HenrikFERREIRA CidMESONES ItaloTORRES-LEZAMA ArmandoURREGO GIRALDO Ligia EstelaZAGT RoderickALEXIADES Miguel N.HERNANDEZ LionelHUAMANTUPA-CHUQUIMACO IsauMILLIKEN WilliamPALACIOS CUENCA WalterPAULETTO DanielaVALDERRAMA SANDOVAL ElvisVALENZUELA GAMARRA LuisDEXTER Kyle G.FEELEY KenLOPEZ_GONZALES GabrielaSILMAN M.
Citation: SCIENCE vol. 342 no. 6156 p. 1243092
Publisher: AMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC94036
ISSN: 0036-8075
URI: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/342/6156/1243092
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC94036
DOI: 10.1126/science.1243092
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: 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.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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