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Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics

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Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics. / Esquivel-Muelbert, Adriane; Baker, Timothy R.; Dexter, Kyle G.; Lewis, Simon L.; ter Steege, Hans; Lopez-Gonzalez, Gabriela; Monteagudo Mendoza, Abel; Brienen, Roel; Feldpausch, Ted R.; Pitman, Nigel; Alonso, Alfonso; van der Heijden, Geertje; Peña-Claros, Marielos; Ahuite, Manuel; Alexiaides, Miguel; Alvarez Davila, Esteban; Murakami, Alejandro Araujo; Arroyo, Luzmila; Aulestia, Milton; Balslev, Henrik; Barroso, Jorcely; Boot, Rene; Cano, Angela; Chama Moscoso, Victor; Comiskey, James A.; Cornejo, Fernando; Dallmeier, Francisco; Daly, Douglas C.; Dávila, Nállarett; Duivenvoorden, Joost F.; Duque Montoya, Alvaro Javier; Erwin, Terry; Di Fiore, Anthony; Fredericksen, Todd; Fuentes, Alfredo; García-Villacorta, Roosevelt; Gonzales, Therany; Andino, Juan Ernesto Guevara; Honorio Coronado, Euridice N.; Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Isau; Killeen, Timothy J.; Malhi, Yadvinder; Mendoza, Casimiro; Mogollón, Hugo F.; Moller Jorgensen, Peter; Montero, Juan Carlos; Mostacedo, Bonifacio; Nauray, William; Neill, David; Vargas, Percy Núñez; Palacios, Sonia; Palacios Cuenca, Walter; Pallqui Camacho, Nadir Carolina; Peacock, Julie; Fernando Phillips, Juan; Pickavance, Georgia; Quesada, Carlos Alberto; Ramirez-Angulo, Hirma; Restrepo, Zorayda; Reynel Rodriguez, Carlos; Rios Paredes, Marcos; Sierra, Rodrigo; Silveira, Marcos; Stevenson, Pablo; Stropp, Juliana; Terborgh, John; Tirado, Milton; Toledo, Marisol; Torres-Lezama, Armando; Umana, Maria Natalia; Urrego, Ligia Estela; Vasquez Martinez, Rodolfo; Valenzuela Gamarra, Luis; Vela, César I. A.; Vilanova Torre, Emilio; Vos, Vincent A.; von Hildebrand, Patricio; Vriesendorp, Corine; Wang, Ophelia; Young, Kenneth R.; Zartman, Charles Eugene; Phillips, Oliver L.

In: Ecography, Vol. 40, No. 5, 05.2017, p. 618-629.

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Harvard

Esquivel-Muelbert, A, Baker, TR, Dexter, KG, Lewis, SL, ter Steege, H, Lopez-Gonzalez, G, Monteagudo Mendoza, A, Brienen, R, Feldpausch, TR, Pitman, N, Alonso, A, van der Heijden, G, Peña-Claros, M, Ahuite, M, Alexiaides, M, Alvarez Davila, E, Murakami, AA, Arroyo, L, Aulestia, M, Balslev, H, Barroso, J, Boot, R, Cano, A, Chama Moscoso, V, Comiskey, JA, Cornejo, F, Dallmeier, F, Daly, DC, Dávila, N, Duivenvoorden, JF, Duque Montoya, AJ, Erwin, T, Di Fiore, A, Fredericksen, T, Fuentes, A, García-Villacorta, R, Gonzales, T, Andino, JEG, Honorio Coronado, EN, Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, I, Killeen, TJ, Malhi, Y, Mendoza, C, Mogollón, HF, Moller Jorgensen, P, Montero, JC, Mostacedo, B, Nauray, W, Neill, D, Vargas, PN, Palacios, S, Palacios Cuenca, W, Pallqui Camacho, NC, Peacock, J, Fernando Phillips, J, Pickavance, G, Quesada, CA, Ramirez-Angulo, H, Restrepo, Z, Reynel Rodriguez, C, Rios Paredes, M, Sierra, R, Silveira, M, Stevenson, P, Stropp, J, Terborgh, J, Tirado, M, Toledo, M, Torres-Lezama, A, Umana, MN, Urrego, LE, Vasquez Martinez, R, Valenzuela Gamarra, L, Vela, CIA, Vilanova Torre, E, Vos, VA, von Hildebrand, P, Vriesendorp, C, Wang, O, Young, KR, Zartman, CE & Phillips, OL 2017, 'Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics', Ecography, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 618-629. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.01904

APA

Esquivel-Muelbert, A., Baker, T. R., Dexter, K. G., Lewis, S. L., ter Steege, H., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., ... Phillips, O. L. (2017). Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics. Ecography, 40(5), 618-629. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.01904

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Esquivel-Muelbert A, Baker TR, Dexter KG, Lewis SL, ter Steege H, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Monteagudo Mendoza A, Brienen R, Feldpausch TR, Pitman N, Alonso A, van der Heijden G, Peña-Claros M, Ahuite M, Alexiaides M, Alvarez Davila E, Murakami AA, Arroyo L, Aulestia M, Balslev H, Barroso J, Boot R, Cano A, Chama Moscoso V, Comiskey JA, Cornejo F, Dallmeier F, Daly DC, Dávila N, Duivenvoorden JF, Duque Montoya AJ, Erwin T, Di Fiore A, Fredericksen T, Fuentes A, García-Villacorta R, Gonzales T, Andino JEG, Honorio Coronado EN, Huamantupa-Chuquimaco I, Killeen TJ, Malhi Y, Mendoza C, Mogollón HF, Moller Jorgensen P, Montero JC, Mostacedo B, Nauray W, Neill D, Vargas PN, Palacios S, Palacios Cuenca W, Pallqui Camacho NC, Peacock J, Fernando Phillips J, Pickavance G, Quesada CA, Ramirez-Angulo H, Restrepo Z, Reynel Rodriguez C, Rios Paredes M, Sierra R, Silveira M, Stevenson P, Stropp J, Terborgh J, Tirado M, Toledo M, Torres-Lezama A, Umana MN, Urrego LE, Vasquez Martinez R, Valenzuela Gamarra L, Vela CIA, Vilanova Torre E, Vos VA, von Hildebrand P, Vriesendorp C, Wang O, Young KR, Zartman CE, Phillips OL. 2017. Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics. Ecography. 40(5):618-629. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.01904

MLA

Esquivel-Muelbert, Adriane et al. "Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics". Ecography. 2017, 40(5). 618-629. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.01904

Vancouver

Esquivel-Muelbert A, Baker TR, Dexter KG, Lewis SL, ter Steege H, Lopez-Gonzalez G et al. Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics. Ecography. 2017 May;40(5):618-629. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.01904

Author

Esquivel-Muelbert, Adriane ; Baker, Timothy R. ; Dexter, Kyle G. ; Lewis, Simon L. ; ter Steege, Hans ; Lopez-Gonzalez, Gabriela ; Monteagudo Mendoza, Abel ; Brienen, Roel ; Feldpausch, Ted R. ; Pitman, Nigel ; Alonso, Alfonso ; van der Heijden, Geertje ; Peña-Claros, Marielos ; Ahuite, Manuel ; Alexiaides, Miguel ; Alvarez Davila, Esteban ; Murakami, Alejandro Araujo ; Arroyo, Luzmila ; Aulestia, Milton ; Balslev, Henrik ; Barroso, Jorcely ; Boot, Rene ; Cano, Angela ; Chama Moscoso, Victor ; Comiskey, James A. ; Cornejo, Fernando ; Dallmeier, Francisco ; Daly, Douglas C. ; Dávila, Nállarett ; Duivenvoorden, Joost F. ; Duque Montoya, Alvaro Javier ; Erwin, Terry ; Di Fiore, Anthony ; Fredericksen, Todd ; Fuentes, Alfredo ; García-Villacorta, Roosevelt ; Gonzales, Therany ; Andino, Juan Ernesto Guevara ; Honorio Coronado, Euridice N. ; Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Isau ; Killeen, Timothy J. ; Malhi, Yadvinder ; Mendoza, Casimiro ; Mogollón, Hugo F. ; Moller Jorgensen, Peter ; Montero, Juan Carlos ; Mostacedo, Bonifacio ; Nauray, William ; Neill, David ; Vargas, Percy Núñez ; Palacios, Sonia ; Palacios Cuenca, Walter ; Pallqui Camacho, Nadir Carolina ; Peacock, Julie ; Fernando Phillips, Juan ; Pickavance, Georgia ; Quesada, Carlos Alberto ; Ramirez-Angulo, Hirma ; Restrepo, Zorayda ; Reynel Rodriguez, Carlos ; Rios Paredes, Marcos ; Sierra, Rodrigo ; Silveira, Marcos ; Stevenson, Pablo ; Stropp, Juliana ; Terborgh, John ; Tirado, Milton ; Toledo, Marisol ; Torres-Lezama, Armando ; Umana, Maria Natalia ; Urrego, Ligia Estela ; Vasquez Martinez, Rodolfo ; Valenzuela Gamarra, Luis ; Vela, César I. A. ; Vilanova Torre, Emilio ; Vos, Vincent A. ; von Hildebrand, Patricio ; Vriesendorp, Corine ; Wang, Ophelia ; Young, Kenneth R. ; Zartman, Charles Eugene ; Phillips, Oliver L. / Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics. In: Ecography. 2017 ; Vol. 40, No. 5. pp. 618-629.

Bibtex

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title = "Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics",
abstract = "Within the tropics, the species richness of tree communities is strongly and positively associated with precipitation. Previous research has suggested that this macroecological pattern is driven by the negative effect of water-stress on the physiological processes of most tree species. This implies that the range limits of taxa are defined by their ability to occur under dry conditions, and thus in terms of species distributions predicts a nested pattern of taxa distribution from wet to dry areas. However, this dry-tolerance' hypothesis has yet to be adequately tested at large spatial and taxonomic scales. Here, using a dataset of 531 inventory plots of closed canopy forest distributed across the western Neotropics we investigated how precipitation, evaluated both as mean annual precipitation and as the maximum climatological water deficit, influences the distribution of tropical tree species, genera and families. We find that the distributions of tree taxa are indeed nested along precipitation gradients in the western Neotropics. Taxa tolerant to seasonal drought are disproportionally widespread across the precipitation gradient, with most reaching even the wettest climates sampled; however, most taxa analysed are restricted to wet areas. Our results suggest that the dry tolerance' hypothesis has broad applicability in the world's most species-rich forests. In addition, the large number of species restricted to wetter conditions strongly indicates that an increased frequency of drought could severely threaten biodiversity in this region. Overall, this study establishes a baseline for exploring how tropical forest tree composition may change in response to current and future environmental changes in this region.",
keywords = "GLOBAL LAND AREAS, RAIN-FOREST TREES, AMAZONIAN FORESTS, SOUTH-AMERICA, TROPICAL FORESTS, CLIMATE-CHANGE, COMPREHENSIVE FRAMEWORK, METACOMMUNITY STRUCTURE, RAPID DIVERSIFICATION, FLORISTIC COMPOSITION",
author = "Adriane Esquivel-Muelbert and Baker, {Timothy R.} and Dexter, {Kyle G.} and Lewis, {Simon L.} and {ter Steege}, Hans and Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez and {Monteagudo Mendoza}, Abel and Roel Brienen and Feldpausch, {Ted R.} and Nigel Pitman and Alfonso Alonso and {van der Heijden}, Geertje and Marielos Pe{\~n}a-Claros and Manuel Ahuite and Miguel Alexiaides and {Alvarez Davila}, Esteban and Murakami, {Alejandro Araujo} and Luzmila Arroyo and Milton Aulestia and Henrik Balslev and Jorcely Barroso and Rene Boot and Angela Cano and {Chama Moscoso}, Victor and Comiskey, {James A.} and Fernando Cornejo and Francisco Dallmeier and Daly, {Douglas C.} and N{\'a}llarett D{\'a}vila and Duivenvoorden, {Joost F.} and {Duque Montoya}, {Alvaro Javier} and Terry Erwin and {Di Fiore}, Anthony and Todd Fredericksen and Alfredo Fuentes and Roosevelt Garc{\'i}a-Villacorta and Therany Gonzales and Andino, {Juan Ernesto Guevara} and {Honorio Coronado}, {Euridice N.} and Isau Huamantupa-Chuquimaco and Killeen, {Timothy J.} and Yadvinder Malhi and Casimiro Mendoza and Mogoll{\'o}n, {Hugo F.} and {Moller Jorgensen}, Peter and Montero, {Juan Carlos} and Bonifacio Mostacedo and William Nauray and David Neill and Vargas, {Percy N{\'u}{\~n}ez} and Sonia Palacios and {Palacios Cuenca}, Walter and {Pallqui Camacho}, {Nadir Carolina} and Julie Peacock and {Fernando Phillips}, Juan and Georgia Pickavance and Quesada, {Carlos Alberto} and Hirma Ramirez-Angulo and Zorayda Restrepo and {Reynel Rodriguez}, Carlos and {Rios Paredes}, Marcos and Rodrigo Sierra and Marcos Silveira and Pablo Stevenson and Juliana Stropp and John Terborgh and Milton Tirado and Marisol Toledo and Armando Torres-Lezama and Umana, {Maria Natalia} and Urrego, {Ligia Estela} and {Vasquez Martinez}, Rodolfo and {Valenzuela Gamarra}, Luis and Vela, {C{\'e}sar I. A.} and {Vilanova Torre}, Emilio and Vos, {Vincent A.} and {von Hildebrand}, Patricio and Corine Vriesendorp and Ophelia Wang and Young, {Kenneth R.} and Zartman, {Charles Eugene} and Phillips, {Oliver L.}",
year = "2017",
month = "5",
doi = "10.1111/ecog.01904",
language = "English",
volume = "40",
pages = "618--629",
journal = "Ecography",
issn = "0906-7590",
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RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics

AU - Esquivel-Muelbert, Adriane

AU - Baker, Timothy R.

AU - Dexter, Kyle G.

AU - Lewis, Simon L.

AU - ter Steege, Hans

AU - Lopez-Gonzalez, Gabriela

AU - Monteagudo Mendoza, Abel

AU - Brienen, Roel

AU - Feldpausch, Ted R.

AU - Pitman, Nigel

AU - Alonso, Alfonso

AU - van der Heijden, Geertje

AU - Peña-Claros, Marielos

AU - Ahuite, Manuel

AU - Alexiaides, Miguel

AU - Alvarez Davila, Esteban

AU - Murakami, Alejandro Araujo

AU - Arroyo, Luzmila

AU - Aulestia, Milton

AU - Balslev, Henrik

AU - Barroso, Jorcely

AU - Boot, Rene

AU - Cano, Angela

AU - Chama Moscoso, Victor

AU - Comiskey, James A.

AU - Cornejo, Fernando

AU - Dallmeier, Francisco

AU - Daly, Douglas C.

AU - Dávila, Nállarett

AU - Duivenvoorden, Joost F.

AU - Duque Montoya, Alvaro Javier

AU - Erwin, Terry

AU - Di Fiore, Anthony

AU - Fredericksen, Todd

AU - Fuentes, Alfredo

AU - García-Villacorta, Roosevelt

AU - Gonzales, Therany

AU - Andino, Juan Ernesto Guevara

AU - Honorio Coronado, Euridice N.

AU - Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Isau

AU - Killeen, Timothy J.

AU - Malhi, Yadvinder

AU - Mendoza, Casimiro

AU - Mogollón, Hugo F.

AU - Moller Jorgensen, Peter

AU - Montero, Juan Carlos

AU - Mostacedo, Bonifacio

AU - Nauray, William

AU - Neill, David

AU - Vargas, Percy Núñez

AU - Palacios, Sonia

AU - Palacios Cuenca, Walter

AU - Pallqui Camacho, Nadir Carolina

AU - Peacock, Julie

AU - Fernando Phillips, Juan

AU - Pickavance, Georgia

AU - Quesada, Carlos Alberto

AU - Ramirez-Angulo, Hirma

AU - Restrepo, Zorayda

AU - Reynel Rodriguez, Carlos

AU - Rios Paredes, Marcos

AU - Sierra, Rodrigo

AU - Silveira, Marcos

AU - Stevenson, Pablo

AU - Stropp, Juliana

AU - Terborgh, John

AU - Tirado, Milton

AU - Toledo, Marisol

AU - Torres-Lezama, Armando

AU - Umana, Maria Natalia

AU - Urrego, Ligia Estela

AU - Vasquez Martinez, Rodolfo

AU - Valenzuela Gamarra, Luis

AU - Vela, César I. A.

AU - Vilanova Torre, Emilio

AU - Vos, Vincent A.

AU - von Hildebrand, Patricio

AU - Vriesendorp, Corine

AU - Wang, Ophelia

AU - Young, Kenneth R.

AU - Zartman, Charles Eugene

AU - Phillips, Oliver L.

PY - 2017/5

Y1 - 2017/5

N2 - Within the tropics, the species richness of tree communities is strongly and positively associated with precipitation. Previous research has suggested that this macroecological pattern is driven by the negative effect of water-stress on the physiological processes of most tree species. This implies that the range limits of taxa are defined by their ability to occur under dry conditions, and thus in terms of species distributions predicts a nested pattern of taxa distribution from wet to dry areas. However, this dry-tolerance' hypothesis has yet to be adequately tested at large spatial and taxonomic scales. Here, using a dataset of 531 inventory plots of closed canopy forest distributed across the western Neotropics we investigated how precipitation, evaluated both as mean annual precipitation and as the maximum climatological water deficit, influences the distribution of tropical tree species, genera and families. We find that the distributions of tree taxa are indeed nested along precipitation gradients in the western Neotropics. Taxa tolerant to seasonal drought are disproportionally widespread across the precipitation gradient, with most reaching even the wettest climates sampled; however, most taxa analysed are restricted to wet areas. Our results suggest that the dry tolerance' hypothesis has broad applicability in the world's most species-rich forests. In addition, the large number of species restricted to wetter conditions strongly indicates that an increased frequency of drought could severely threaten biodiversity in this region. Overall, this study establishes a baseline for exploring how tropical forest tree composition may change in response to current and future environmental changes in this region.

AB - Within the tropics, the species richness of tree communities is strongly and positively associated with precipitation. Previous research has suggested that this macroecological pattern is driven by the negative effect of water-stress on the physiological processes of most tree species. This implies that the range limits of taxa are defined by their ability to occur under dry conditions, and thus in terms of species distributions predicts a nested pattern of taxa distribution from wet to dry areas. However, this dry-tolerance' hypothesis has yet to be adequately tested at large spatial and taxonomic scales. Here, using a dataset of 531 inventory plots of closed canopy forest distributed across the western Neotropics we investigated how precipitation, evaluated both as mean annual precipitation and as the maximum climatological water deficit, influences the distribution of tropical tree species, genera and families. We find that the distributions of tree taxa are indeed nested along precipitation gradients in the western Neotropics. Taxa tolerant to seasonal drought are disproportionally widespread across the precipitation gradient, with most reaching even the wettest climates sampled; however, most taxa analysed are restricted to wet areas. Our results suggest that the dry tolerance' hypothesis has broad applicability in the world's most species-rich forests. In addition, the large number of species restricted to wetter conditions strongly indicates that an increased frequency of drought could severely threaten biodiversity in this region. Overall, this study establishes a baseline for exploring how tropical forest tree composition may change in response to current and future environmental changes in this region.

KW - GLOBAL LAND AREAS

KW - RAIN-FOREST TREES

KW - AMAZONIAN FORESTS

KW - SOUTH-AMERICA

KW - TROPICAL FORESTS

KW - CLIMATE-CHANGE

KW - COMPREHENSIVE FRAMEWORK

KW - METACOMMUNITY STRUCTURE

KW - RAPID DIVERSIFICATION

KW - FLORISTIC COMPOSITION

U2 - 10.1111/ecog.01904

DO - 10.1111/ecog.01904

M3 - Journal article

VL - 40

SP - 618

EP - 629

JO - Ecography

JF - Ecography

SN - 0906-7590

IS - 5

ER -