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Research Publications in journals:
Micro-scale habitat associations of woody plants in a neotropical cloud forest
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Forest
Information
Abstract
Species?habitat associations may contribute to the maintenance of species richness in tropical forests, but previous research has been conducted almost exclusively in lowland forests and has emphasized the importance of topography and edaphic conditions. Is the distribution of woody plant species in a Peruvian cloud forest determined by microhabitat conditions? What is the role of environmental characteristics and forest structure in habitat partitioning in a tropical cloud forest? We examined species?habitat associations in three 1-ha plots using the torus-translation method. We used three different criteria to define habitats for habitat partitioning analyses, based on microtopography, forest structure and both sets of factors. The number of species associated either positively or negatively with each habitat was assessed. Habitats defined on the basis of environmental conditions and forest structure discriminated a greater number of positive and negative associations at the scale of our analyses in a tropical cloud forest. Both topographic conditions and forest structure contribute to small-scale microhabitat partitioning of woody plant species in a Peruvian tropical cloud forest. Nevertheless, canopy species were most correlated with the distribution of environmental variables, while understorey species displayed associations with forest structure.
International
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JCR
Si
Title
Journal of Vegetation Science
ISBN
1100-9233
Impact factor JCR
2,77
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2011
Volume
10.1111/jvs.12023
Journal number
From page
1
To page
12
Month
SIN MES
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Participants
  • Autor: Alicia Ledo (CIFOR-INIA)
  • Autor: David F.R.P. Burslem (School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen)
  • Autor: Sonia Condes Ruiz (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando Montes (CIFOR-INIA)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Inventario y Gestión de Recursos Naturales
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