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Hyperdominance in the Amazonian tree flora.

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ter Steege, H; Pitman, NCA; Sabatier, D; Baraloto, C; Salomão, RP; Guevara, JE; Phillips, OL; Castilho, CV; Magnusson, WE; Molino, J-F; Maas, P ...
Published in: Science (New York, N.Y.)
October 2013

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.

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Science (New York, N.Y.)

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1095-9203

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0036-8075

Publication Date

October 2013

Volume

342

Issue

6156

Start / End Page

1243092

Related Subject Headings

  • Trees
  • South America
  • Rivers
  • Population
  • Models, Biological
  • General Science & Technology
  • Biodiversity
 

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ter Steege, H., Pitman, N. C. A., Sabatier, D., Baraloto, C., Salomão, R. P., Guevara, J. E., … Silman, M. R. (2013). Hyperdominance in the Amazonian tree flora. Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6156), 1243092. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1243092
Steege, Hans ter, Nigel C. A. Pitman, Daniel Sabatier, Christopher Baraloto, Rafael P. Salomão, Juan Ernesto Guevara, Oliver L. Phillips, et al. “Hyperdominance in the Amazonian tree flora.Science (New York, N.Y.) 342, no. 6156 (October 2013): 1243092. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1243092.
ter Steege H, Pitman NCA, Sabatier D, Baraloto C, Salomão RP, Guevara JE, et al. Hyperdominance in the Amazonian tree flora. Science (New York, NY). 2013 Oct;342(6156):1243092.
ter Steege, Hans, et al. “Hyperdominance in the Amazonian tree flora.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 342, no. 6156, Oct. 2013, p. 1243092. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.1243092.
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Published In

Science (New York, N.Y.)

DOI

EISSN

1095-9203

ISSN

0036-8075

Publication Date

October 2013

Volume

342

Issue

6156

Start / End Page

1243092

Related Subject Headings

  • Trees
  • South America
  • Rivers
  • Population
  • Models, Biological
  • General Science & Technology
  • Biodiversity