Department of Biology

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Henrik Balslev

Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition

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Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition. / Levis, C.; Costa, F. R. C.; Bongers, F.; Pena-Claros, M.; Clement, C. R.; Junqueira, A. B.; Neves, E. G.; Tamanaha, E. K.; Figueiredo, F. O. G.; Salomao, R. P.; Castilho, C. V.; Magnusson, W. E.; Phillips, O. L.; Guevara, J. E.; Sabatier, D.; Molino, J. -F.; Lopez, D. Cardenas; Mendoza, A. M.; Pitman, N. C. A.; Duque, A.; Vargas, P. Nunez; Zartman, C. E.; Vasquez, R.; Andrade, A.; Camargo, J. L.; Feldpausch, T. R.; Laurance, S. G. W.; Laurance, W. F.; Killeen, T. J.; Nascimento, H. E. Mendona; Montero, J. C.; Mostacedo, B.; Amaral, I. L.; Vieira, I. C. Guimaraes; Brienen, R.; Castellanos, H.; Terborgh, J.; Carim, M. de Jesus Veiga; Guimaraes, J. R. da Silva; Coelho, L. de Souza; Matos, F. D. de Almeida; Wittmann, F.; Mogollon, H. F.; Damasco, G.; Davila, N.; Garcia-Villacorta, R.; Coronado, E. N. H.; Emilio, T.; Lima Filho, D. de Andrade; Schietti, J.; Souza, P.; Targhetta, N.; Comiskey, J. A.; Marimon, B. S.; Marimon, B. -H.; Neill, D.; Alonso, A.; Arroyo, L.; Carvalho, F. A.; de Souza, F. C.; Dallmeier, F.; Pansonato, M. P.; Duivenvoorden, J. F.; Fine, P. V. A.; Stevenson, P. R.; Araujo-Murakami, A.; Aymard, G. A.; Baraloto, C. C.; do Amaral, D. D.; Engel, J.; Henkel, T. W.; Maas, P.; Petronelli, P.; Revilla, J. D. Cardenas; Stropp, J.; Daly, D.; Gribel, R.; Paredes, M. Rios; Silveira, M.; Thomas-Caesar, R.; Baker, T. R.; da Silva, N. F.; Ferreira, L. V.; Peres, C. A.; Silman, M. R.; Ceron, C.; Valverde, F. C.; Di Fiore, A.; Jimenez, E. M.; Mora, M. C. Penuela; Toledo, M.; Barbosa, E. M.; Bonates, L. C. de Matos; Arboleda, N. C.; Farias, E. de Sousa; Fuentes, A.; Guillaumet, J. -L.; Jorgensen, P. Moller; Malhi, Y.; Miranda, I. P. de Andrade; Phillips, J. F.; Prieto, A.; Rudas, A.; Ruschel, A. R.; Silva, N.; von Hildebrand, P.; Vos, V. A.; Zent, E. L.; Zent, S.; Cintra, B. B. L.; Nascimento, M. T.; Oliveira, A. A.; Ramirez-Angulo, H.; Ramos, J. F.; Rivas, G.; Schongart, J.; Sierra, R.; Tirado, M.; van der Heijden, G.; Torre, E. V.; Wang, O.; Young, K. R.; Baider, C.; Cano, A.; Farfan-Rios, W.; Ferreira, C.; Hoffman, B.; Mendoza, C.; Mesones, I.; Torres-Lezama, A.; Medina, M. N. U.; van Andel, T. R.; Villarroel, D.; Zagt, R.; Alexiades, M. N.; Balslev, H.; Garcia-Cabrera, K.; Gonzales, T.; Hernandez, L.; Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, I.; Manzatto, A. G.; Milliken, W.; Cuenca, W. P.; Pansini, S.; Pauletto, D.; Arevalo, F. R.; Reis, N. F. Costa; Sampaio, A. F.; Giraldo, L. E. Urrego; Sandoval, E. H. Valderrama; Gamarra, L. Valenzuela; Vela, C. I. A.; ter Steege, H.

In: Science, Vol. 355, No. 6328, 03.03.2017, p. 925-931.

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Harvard

Levis, C, Costa, FRC, Bongers, F, Pena-Claros, M, Clement, CR, Junqueira, AB, Neves, EG, Tamanaha, EK, Figueiredo, FOG, Salomao, RP, Castilho, CV, Magnusson, WE, Phillips, OL, Guevara, JE, Sabatier, D, Molino, J-F, Lopez, DC, Mendoza, AM, Pitman, NCA, Duque, A, Vargas, PN, Zartman, CE, Vasquez, R, Andrade, A, Camargo, JL, Feldpausch, TR, Laurance, SGW, Laurance, WF, Killeen, TJ, Nascimento, HEM, Montero, JC, Mostacedo, B, Amaral, IL, Vieira, ICG, Brienen, R, Castellanos, H, Terborgh, J, Carim, MDJV, Guimaraes, JRDS, Coelho, LDS, Matos, FDDA, Wittmann, F, Mogollon, HF, Damasco, G, Davila, N, Garcia-Villacorta, R, Coronado, ENH, Emilio, T, Lima Filho, DDA, Schietti, J, Souza, P, Targhetta, N, Comiskey, JA, Marimon, BS, Marimon, B-H, Neill, D, Alonso, A, Arroyo, L, Carvalho, FA, de Souza, FC, Dallmeier, F, Pansonato, MP, Duivenvoorden, JF, Fine, PVA, Stevenson, PR, Araujo-Murakami, A, Aymard, GA, Baraloto, CC, do Amaral, DD, Engel, J, Henkel, TW, Maas, P, Petronelli, P, Revilla, JDC, Stropp, J, Daly, D, Gribel, R, Paredes, MR, Silveira, M, Thomas-Caesar, R, Baker, TR, da Silva, NF, Ferreira, LV, Peres, CA, Silman, MR, Ceron, C, Valverde, FC, Di Fiore, A, Jimenez, EM, Mora, MCP, Toledo, M, Barbosa, EM, Bonates, LCDM, Arboleda, NC, Farias, EDS, Fuentes, A, Guillaumet, J-L, Jorgensen, PM, Malhi, Y, Miranda, IPDA, Phillips, JF, Prieto, A, Rudas, A, Ruschel, AR, Silva, N, von Hildebrand, P, Vos, VA, Zent, EL, Zent, S, Cintra, BBL, Nascimento, MT, Oliveira, AA, Ramirez-Angulo, H, Ramos, JF, Rivas, G, Schongart, J, Sierra, R, Tirado, M, van der Heijden, G, Torre, EV, Wang, O, Young, KR, Baider, C, Cano, A, Farfan-Rios, W, Ferreira, C, Hoffman, B, Mendoza, C, Mesones, I, Torres-Lezama, A, Medina, MNU, van Andel, TR, Villarroel, D, Zagt, R, Alexiades, MN, Balslev, H, Garcia-Cabrera, K, Gonzales, T, Hernandez, L, Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, I, Manzatto, AG, Milliken, W, Cuenca, WP, Pansini, S, Pauletto, D, Arevalo, FR, Reis, NFC, Sampaio, AF, Giraldo, LEU, Sandoval, EHV, Gamarra, LV, Vela, CIA & ter Steege, H 2017, 'Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition', Science, vol. 355, no. 6328, pp. 925-931. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aal0157

APA

Levis, C., Costa, F. R. C., Bongers, F., Pena-Claros, M., Clement, C. R., Junqueira, A. B., Neves, E. G., Tamanaha, E. K., Figueiredo, F. O. G., Salomao, R. P., Castilho, C. V., Magnusson, W. E., Phillips, O. L., Guevara, J. E., Sabatier, D., Molino, J. -F., Lopez, D. C., Mendoza, A. M., Pitman, N. C. A., ... ter Steege, H. (2017). Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition. Science, 355(6328), 925-931. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aal0157

CBE

Levis C, Costa FRC, Bongers F, Pena-Claros M, Clement CR, Junqueira AB, Neves EG, Tamanaha EK, Figueiredo FOG, Salomao RP, Castilho CV, Magnusson WE, Phillips OL, Guevara JE, Sabatier D, Molino J-F, Lopez DC, Mendoza AM, Pitman NCA, Duque A, Vargas PN, Zartman CE, Vasquez R, Andrade A, Camargo JL, Feldpausch TR, Laurance SGW, Laurance WF, Killeen TJ, Nascimento HEM, Montero JC, Mostacedo B, Amaral IL, Vieira ICG, Brienen R, Castellanos H, Terborgh J, Carim MDJV, Guimaraes JRDS, Coelho LDS, Matos FDDA, Wittmann F, Mogollon HF, Damasco G, Davila N, Garcia-Villacorta R, Coronado ENH, Emilio T, Lima Filho DDA, Schietti J, Souza P, Targhetta N, Comiskey JA, Marimon BS, Marimon B-H, Neill D, Alonso A, Arroyo L, Carvalho FA, de Souza FC, Dallmeier F, Pansonato MP, Duivenvoorden JF, Fine PVA, Stevenson PR, Araujo-Murakami A, Aymard GA, Baraloto CC, do Amaral DD, Engel J, Henkel TW, Maas P, Petronelli P, Revilla JDC, Stropp J, Daly D, Gribel R, Paredes MR, Silveira M, Thomas-Caesar R, Baker TR, da Silva NF, Ferreira LV, Peres CA, Silman MR, Ceron C, Valverde FC, Di Fiore A, Jimenez EM, Mora MCP, Toledo M, Barbosa EM, Bonates LCDM, Arboleda NC, Farias EDS, Fuentes A, Guillaumet J-L, Jorgensen PM, Malhi Y, Miranda IPDA, Phillips JF, Prieto A, Rudas A, Ruschel AR, Silva N, von Hildebrand P, Vos VA, Zent EL, Zent S, Cintra BBL, Nascimento MT, Oliveira AA, Ramirez-Angulo H, Ramos JF, Rivas G, Schongart J, Sierra R, Tirado M, van der Heijden G, Torre EV, Wang O, Young KR, Baider C, Cano A, Farfan-Rios W, Ferreira C, Hoffman B, Mendoza C, Mesones I, Torres-Lezama A, Medina MNU, van Andel TR, Villarroel D, Zagt R, Alexiades MN, Balslev H, Garcia-Cabrera K, Gonzales T, Hernandez L, Huamantupa-Chuquimaco I, Manzatto AG, Milliken W, Cuenca WP, Pansini S, Pauletto D, Arevalo FR, Reis NFC, Sampaio AF, Giraldo LEU, Sandoval EHV, Gamarra LV, Vela CIA, ter Steege H. 2017. Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition. Science. 355(6328):925-931. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aal0157

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Levis C, Costa FRC, Bongers F, Pena-Claros M, Clement CR, Junqueira AB et al. Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition. Science. 2017 Mar 3;355(6328):925-931. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aal0157

Author

Levis, C. ; Costa, F. R. C. ; Bongers, F. ; Pena-Claros, M. ; Clement, C. R. ; Junqueira, A. B. ; Neves, E. G. ; Tamanaha, E. K. ; Figueiredo, F. O. G. ; Salomao, R. P. ; Castilho, C. V. ; Magnusson, W. E. ; Phillips, O. L. ; Guevara, J. E. ; Sabatier, D. ; Molino, J. -F. ; Lopez, D. Cardenas ; Mendoza, A. M. ; Pitman, N. C. A. ; Duque, A. ; Vargas, P. Nunez ; Zartman, C. E. ; Vasquez, R. ; Andrade, A. ; Camargo, J. L. ; Feldpausch, T. R. ; Laurance, S. G. W. ; Laurance, W. F. ; Killeen, T. J. ; Nascimento, H. E. Mendona ; Montero, J. C. ; Mostacedo, B. ; Amaral, I. L. ; Vieira, I. C. Guimaraes ; Brienen, R. ; Castellanos, H. ; Terborgh, J. ; Carim, M. de Jesus Veiga ; Guimaraes, J. R. da Silva ; Coelho, L. de Souza ; Matos, F. D. de Almeida ; Wittmann, F. ; Mogollon, H. F. ; Damasco, G. ; Davila, N. ; Garcia-Villacorta, R. ; Coronado, E. N. H. ; Emilio, T. ; Lima Filho, D. de Andrade ; Schietti, J. ; Souza, P. ; Targhetta, N. ; Comiskey, J. A. ; Marimon, B. S. ; Marimon, B. -H. ; Neill, D. ; Alonso, A. ; Arroyo, L. ; Carvalho, F. A. ; de Souza, F. C. ; Dallmeier, F. ; Pansonato, M. P. ; Duivenvoorden, J. F. ; Fine, P. V. A. ; Stevenson, P. R. ; Araujo-Murakami, A. ; Aymard, G. A. ; Baraloto, C. C. ; do Amaral, D. D. ; Engel, J. ; Henkel, T. W. ; Maas, P. ; Petronelli, P. ; Revilla, J. D. Cardenas ; Stropp, J. ; Daly, D. ; Gribel, R. ; Paredes, M. Rios ; Silveira, M. ; Thomas-Caesar, R. ; Baker, T. R. ; da Silva, N. F. ; Ferreira, L. V. ; Peres, C. A. ; Silman, M. R. ; Ceron, C. ; Valverde, F. C. ; Di Fiore, A. ; Jimenez, E. M. ; Mora, M. C. Penuela ; Toledo, M. ; Barbosa, E. M. ; Bonates, L. C. de Matos ; Arboleda, N. C. ; Farias, E. de Sousa ; Fuentes, A. ; Guillaumet, J. -L. ; Jorgensen, P. Moller ; Malhi, Y. ; Miranda, I. P. de Andrade ; Phillips, J. F. ; Prieto, A. ; Rudas, A. ; Ruschel, A. R. ; Silva, N. ; von Hildebrand, P. ; Vos, V. A. ; Zent, E. L. ; Zent, S. ; Cintra, B. B. L. ; Nascimento, M. T. ; Oliveira, A. A. ; Ramirez-Angulo, H. ; Ramos, J. F. ; Rivas, G. ; Schongart, J. ; Sierra, R. ; Tirado, M. ; van der Heijden, G. ; Torre, E. V. ; Wang, O. ; Young, K. R. ; Baider, C. ; Cano, A. ; Farfan-Rios, W. ; Ferreira, C. ; Hoffman, B. ; Mendoza, C. ; Mesones, I. ; Torres-Lezama, A. ; Medina, M. N. U. ; van Andel, T. R. ; Villarroel, D. ; Zagt, R. ; Alexiades, M. N. ; Balslev, H. ; Garcia-Cabrera, K. ; Gonzales, T. ; Hernandez, L. ; Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, I. ; Manzatto, A. G. ; Milliken, W. ; Cuenca, W. P. ; Pansini, S. ; Pauletto, D. ; Arevalo, F. R. ; Reis, N. F. Costa ; Sampaio, A. F. ; Giraldo, L. E. Urrego ; Sandoval, E. H. Valderrama ; Gamarra, L. Valenzuela ; Vela, C. I. A. ; ter Steege, H. / Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition. In: Science. 2017 ; Vol. 355, No. 6328. pp. 925-931.

Bibtex

@article{cec3e758498f449097f61ef9e3689494,
title = "Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition",
abstract = "The extent to which pre-Columbian societies altered Amazonian landscapes is hotly debated. We performed a basin-wide analysis of pre-Columbian impacts on Amazonian forests by overlaying known archaeological sites in Amazonia with the distributions and abundances of 85 woody species domesticated by pre-Columbian peoples. Domesticated species are five times more likely than nondomesticated species to be hyperdominant. Across the basin, the relative abundance and richness of domesticated species increase in forests on and around archaeological sites. In southwestern and eastern Amazonia, distance to archaeological sites strongly influences the relative abundance and richness of domesticated species. Our analyses indicate that modern tree communities in Amazonia are structured to an important extent by a long history of plant domestication by Amazonian peoples.",
keywords = "PATTERNS, HISTORY, CLIMATE, CULTIVATION, EVOLUTION, SELECTION, REGION, CROPS, SOILS, BASIN",
author = "C. Levis and Costa, {F. R. C.} and F. Bongers and M. Pena-Claros and Clement, {C. R.} and Junqueira, {A. B.} and Neves, {E. G.} and Tamanaha, {E. K.} and Figueiredo, {F. O. G.} and Salomao, {R. P.} and Castilho, {C. V.} and Magnusson, {W. E.} and Phillips, {O. L.} and Guevara, {J. E.} and D. Sabatier and Molino, {J. -F.} and Lopez, {D. Cardenas} and Mendoza, {A. M.} and Pitman, {N. C. A.} and A. Duque and Vargas, {P. Nunez} and Zartman, {C. E.} and R. Vasquez and A. Andrade and Camargo, {J. L.} and Feldpausch, {T. R.} and Laurance, {S. G. W.} and Laurance, {W. F.} and Killeen, {T. J.} and Nascimento, {H. E. Mendona} and Montero, {J. C.} and B. Mostacedo and Amaral, {I. L.} and Vieira, {I. C. Guimaraes} and R. Brienen and H. Castellanos and J. Terborgh and Carim, {M. de Jesus Veiga} and Guimaraes, {J. R. da Silva} and Coelho, {L. de Souza} and Matos, {F. D. de Almeida} and F. Wittmann and Mogollon, {H. F.} and G. Damasco and N. Davila and R. Garcia-Villacorta and Coronado, {E. N. H.} and T. Emilio and {Lima Filho}, {D. de Andrade} and J. Schietti and P. Souza and N. Targhetta and Comiskey, {J. A.} and Marimon, {B. S.} and Marimon, {B. -H.} and D. Neill and A. Alonso and L. Arroyo and Carvalho, {F. A.} and {de Souza}, {F. C.} and F. Dallmeier and Pansonato, {M. P.} and Duivenvoorden, {J. F.} and Fine, {P. V. A.} and Stevenson, {P. R.} and A. Araujo-Murakami and Aymard, {G. A.} and Baraloto, {C. C.} and {do Amaral}, {D. D.} and J. Engel and Henkel, {T. W.} and P. Maas and P. Petronelli and Revilla, {J. D. Cardenas} and J. Stropp and D. Daly and R. Gribel and Paredes, {M. Rios} and M. Silveira and R. Thomas-Caesar and Baker, {T. R.} and {da Silva}, {N. F.} and Ferreira, {L. V.} and Peres, {C. A.} and Silman, {M. R.} and C. Ceron and Valverde, {F. C.} and {Di Fiore}, A. and Jimenez, {E. M.} and Mora, {M. C. Penuela} and M. Toledo and Barbosa, {E. M.} and Bonates, {L. C. de Matos} and Arboleda, {N. C.} and Farias, {E. de Sousa} and A. Fuentes and Guillaumet, {J. -L.} and Jorgensen, {P. Moller} and Y. Malhi and Miranda, {I. P. de Andrade} and Phillips, {J. F.} and A. Prieto and A. Rudas and Ruschel, {A. R.} and N. Silva and {von Hildebrand}, P. and Vos, {V. A.} and Zent, {E. L.} and S. Zent and Cintra, {B. B. L.} and Nascimento, {M. T.} and Oliveira, {A. A.} and H. Ramirez-Angulo and Ramos, {J. F.} and G. Rivas and J. Schongart and R. Sierra and M. Tirado and {van der Heijden}, G. and Torre, {E. V.} and O. Wang and Young, {K. R.} and C. Baider and A. Cano and W. Farfan-Rios and C. Ferreira and B. Hoffman and C. Mendoza and I. Mesones and A. Torres-Lezama and Medina, {M. N. U.} and {van Andel}, {T. R.} and D. Villarroel and R. Zagt and Alexiades, {M. N.} and H. Balslev and K. Garcia-Cabrera and T. Gonzales and L. Hernandez and I. Huamantupa-Chuquimaco and Manzatto, {A. G.} and W. Milliken and Cuenca, {W. P.} and S. Pansini and D. Pauletto and Arevalo, {F. R.} and Reis, {N. F. Costa} and Sampaio, {A. F.} and Giraldo, {L. E. Urrego} and Sandoval, {E. H. Valderrama} and Gamarra, {L. Valenzuela} and Vela, {C. I. A.} and {ter Steege}, H.",
year = "2017",
month = mar,
day = "3",
doi = "10.1126/science.aal0157",
language = "English",
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journal = "Science",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition

AU - Levis, C.

AU - Costa, F. R. C.

AU - Bongers, F.

AU - Pena-Claros, M.

AU - Clement, C. R.

AU - Junqueira, A. B.

AU - Neves, E. G.

AU - Tamanaha, E. K.

AU - Figueiredo, F. O. G.

AU - Salomao, R. P.

AU - Castilho, C. V.

AU - Magnusson, W. E.

AU - Phillips, O. L.

AU - Guevara, J. E.

AU - Sabatier, D.

AU - Molino, J. -F.

AU - Lopez, D. Cardenas

AU - Mendoza, A. M.

AU - Pitman, N. C. A.

AU - Duque, A.

AU - Vargas, P. Nunez

AU - Zartman, C. E.

AU - Vasquez, R.

AU - Andrade, A.

AU - Camargo, J. L.

AU - Feldpausch, T. R.

AU - Laurance, S. G. W.

AU - Laurance, W. F.

AU - Killeen, T. J.

AU - Nascimento, H. E. Mendona

AU - Montero, J. C.

AU - Mostacedo, B.

AU - Amaral, I. L.

AU - Vieira, I. C. Guimaraes

AU - Brienen, R.

AU - Castellanos, H.

AU - Terborgh, J.

AU - Carim, M. de Jesus Veiga

AU - Guimaraes, J. R. da Silva

AU - Coelho, L. de Souza

AU - Matos, F. D. de Almeida

AU - Wittmann, F.

AU - Mogollon, H. F.

AU - Damasco, G.

AU - Davila, N.

AU - Garcia-Villacorta, R.

AU - Coronado, E. N. H.

AU - Emilio, T.

AU - Lima Filho, D. de Andrade

AU - Schietti, J.

AU - Souza, P.

AU - Targhetta, N.

AU - Comiskey, J. A.

AU - Marimon, B. S.

AU - Marimon, B. -H.

AU - Neill, D.

AU - Alonso, A.

AU - Arroyo, L.

AU - Carvalho, F. A.

AU - de Souza, F. C.

AU - Dallmeier, F.

AU - Pansonato, M. P.

AU - Duivenvoorden, J. F.

AU - Fine, P. V. A.

AU - Stevenson, P. R.

AU - Araujo-Murakami, A.

AU - Aymard, G. A.

AU - Baraloto, C. C.

AU - do Amaral, D. D.

AU - Engel, J.

AU - Henkel, T. W.

AU - Maas, P.

AU - Petronelli, P.

AU - Revilla, J. D. Cardenas

AU - Stropp, J.

AU - Daly, D.

AU - Gribel, R.

AU - Paredes, M. Rios

AU - Silveira, M.

AU - Thomas-Caesar, R.

AU - Baker, T. R.

AU - da Silva, N. F.

AU - Ferreira, L. V.

AU - Peres, C. A.

AU - Silman, M. R.

AU - Ceron, C.

AU - Valverde, F. C.

AU - Di Fiore, A.

AU - Jimenez, E. M.

AU - Mora, M. C. Penuela

AU - Toledo, M.

AU - Barbosa, E. M.

AU - Bonates, L. C. de Matos

AU - Arboleda, N. C.

AU - Farias, E. de Sousa

AU - Fuentes, A.

AU - Guillaumet, J. -L.

AU - Jorgensen, P. Moller

AU - Malhi, Y.

AU - Miranda, I. P. de Andrade

AU - Phillips, J. F.

AU - Prieto, A.

AU - Rudas, A.

AU - Ruschel, A. R.

AU - Silva, N.

AU - von Hildebrand, P.

AU - Vos, V. A.

AU - Zent, E. L.

AU - Zent, S.

AU - Cintra, B. B. L.

AU - Nascimento, M. T.

AU - Oliveira, A. A.

AU - Ramirez-Angulo, H.

AU - Ramos, J. F.

AU - Rivas, G.

AU - Schongart, J.

AU - Sierra, R.

AU - Tirado, M.

AU - van der Heijden, G.

AU - Torre, E. V.

AU - Wang, O.

AU - Young, K. R.

AU - Baider, C.

AU - Cano, A.

AU - Farfan-Rios, W.

AU - Ferreira, C.

AU - Hoffman, B.

AU - Mendoza, C.

AU - Mesones, I.

AU - Torres-Lezama, A.

AU - Medina, M. N. U.

AU - van Andel, T. R.

AU - Villarroel, D.

AU - Zagt, R.

AU - Alexiades, M. N.

AU - Balslev, H.

AU - Garcia-Cabrera, K.

AU - Gonzales, T.

AU - Hernandez, L.

AU - Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, I.

AU - Manzatto, A. G.

AU - Milliken, W.

AU - Cuenca, W. P.

AU - Pansini, S.

AU - Pauletto, D.

AU - Arevalo, F. R.

AU - Reis, N. F. Costa

AU - Sampaio, A. F.

AU - Giraldo, L. E. Urrego

AU - Sandoval, E. H. Valderrama

AU - Gamarra, L. Valenzuela

AU - Vela, C. I. A.

AU - ter Steege, H.

PY - 2017/3/3

Y1 - 2017/3/3

N2 - The extent to which pre-Columbian societies altered Amazonian landscapes is hotly debated. We performed a basin-wide analysis of pre-Columbian impacts on Amazonian forests by overlaying known archaeological sites in Amazonia with the distributions and abundances of 85 woody species domesticated by pre-Columbian peoples. Domesticated species are five times more likely than nondomesticated species to be hyperdominant. Across the basin, the relative abundance and richness of domesticated species increase in forests on and around archaeological sites. In southwestern and eastern Amazonia, distance to archaeological sites strongly influences the relative abundance and richness of domesticated species. Our analyses indicate that modern tree communities in Amazonia are structured to an important extent by a long history of plant domestication by Amazonian peoples.

AB - The extent to which pre-Columbian societies altered Amazonian landscapes is hotly debated. We performed a basin-wide analysis of pre-Columbian impacts on Amazonian forests by overlaying known archaeological sites in Amazonia with the distributions and abundances of 85 woody species domesticated by pre-Columbian peoples. Domesticated species are five times more likely than nondomesticated species to be hyperdominant. Across the basin, the relative abundance and richness of domesticated species increase in forests on and around archaeological sites. In southwestern and eastern Amazonia, distance to archaeological sites strongly influences the relative abundance and richness of domesticated species. Our analyses indicate that modern tree communities in Amazonia are structured to an important extent by a long history of plant domestication by Amazonian peoples.

KW - PATTERNS

KW - HISTORY

KW - CLIMATE

KW - CULTIVATION

KW - EVOLUTION

KW - SELECTION

KW - REGION

KW - CROPS

KW - SOILS

KW - BASIN

U2 - 10.1126/science.aal0157

DO - 10.1126/science.aal0157

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 28254935

VL - 355

SP - 925

EP - 931

JO - Science

JF - Science

SN - 0036-8075

IS - 6328

ER -