Rarity of monodominance in hyperdiverse Amazonian forests

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  • Luiz de Souza Coelho, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Rafael P. Salomão, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazonia, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi
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  • Iêda Leão Amaral, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Carolina V. Castilho, EMBRAPA - Centro de Pesquisa Agroflorestal de Roraima
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  • Oliver L. Phillips, Leeds University
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  • Juan Ernesto Guevara, Universidad de las Americas - Ecuador, Field Museum of Natural History
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  • Marcelo de Jesus Veiga Carim, Instituto de Pesquisas Científicas e Tecnológicas do Amapá - IEPA
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  • Dairon Cárdenas López, DC
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  • William E. Magnusson, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Jean François Molino, Universite de Montpellier
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  • Olaf S. Bánki, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre
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  • Maria Teresa Fernandez Piedade, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Nigel C.A. Pitman, Field Museum of Natural History
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  • Abel Monteagudo Mendoza, Jardín Botánico de Missouri
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  • José Ferreira Ramos, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Bruno Garcia Luize, Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho
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  • Evlyn Márcia Moraes de Leão Novo, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espiacais
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  • Thiago Sanna Freire Silva, Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho
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  • Eduardo Martins Venticinque, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
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  • John Terborgh, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, James Cook University, Australia
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  • Katia Regina Casula, Fundacao Universidade Federal de Rondonia
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  • Euridice N. Honorio Coronado, Leeds University, Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana
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  • Juan Carlos Montero, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Instituto Boliviano de Investigacion Forestal Bolivia
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  • Ted R. Feldpausch, Leeds University, University of Exeter
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  • Alvaro Duque, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
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  • Flávia R.C. Costa, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Nicolás Castaño Arboleda, DC
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  • Jochen Schöngart, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Timothy J. Killeen
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  • Rodolfo Vasquez, Jardín Botánico de Missouri
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  • Bonifacio Mostacedo, Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno
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  • Layon O. Demarchi, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Rafael L. Assis, Universitetet i Oslo
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  • Chris Baraloto, Florida International University
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  • Julien Engel, Universite de Montpellier, Florida International University
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  • Pascal Petronelli, Department of Integrated Structural Biology, IGBMC (Institute of Genetics and of Molecular and Cellular Biology), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) UMR 7104/Institut National de la Santé de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) U964/Université de Strasbourg
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  • Hernán Castellanos, Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana
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  • Marcelo Brilhante de Medeiros, EMBRAPA Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia
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  • Adriano Quaresma, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Marcelo Fragomeni Simon, EMBRAPA Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia
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  • Ana Andrade, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • José Luís Camargo, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Susan G.W. Laurance, James Cook University, Australia
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  • William F. Laurance, James Cook University, Australia
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  • Lorena M. Rincón, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Juliana Schietti, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Thaiane R. Sousa, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Emanuelle de Sousa Farias, Programa de Pós-graduação em Biodiversidade e Saúde
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  • Maria Aparecida Lopes, Universidade Federal do Para
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  • José Leonardo Lima Magalhães, Universidade Federal do Para, EMBRAPA Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia
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  • Henrique Eduardo Mendonça Nascimento, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Helder Lima de Queiroz, Instituto de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá
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  • Gerardo A. Aymard C, Herbario Universitario (PORT)
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  • Roel Brienen, Leeds University
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  • Juan David Cardenas Revilla, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Ima Célia Guimarães Vieira, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi
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  • Bruno Barçante Ladvocat Cintra, Leeds University, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Pablo R. Stevenson, Universidad de Los Andes Colombia
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  • Yuri Oliveira Feitosa, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Joost F. Duivenvoorden, University of Amsterdam
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  • Hugo F. Mogollón, Endangered Species Coalition
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  • Alejandro Araujo-Murakami, Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado
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  • Leandro Valle Ferreira, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi
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  • José Rafael Lozada, Universidad de Los Andes Merida
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  • James A. Comiskey, US National Park Service, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
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  • José Julio de Toledo, Universidade Federal do Amapa
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  • Gabriel Damasco, UC Berkeley
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  • Nállarett Dávila, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
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  • Freddie Draper, Florida International University, Carnegie Institution of Washington
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  • Roosevelt García-Villacorta, Edinburgh University, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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  • Aline Lopes, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Universidade de Brasilia
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  • Alberto Vicentini, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Alfonso Alonso, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
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  • Francisco Dallmeier, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
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  • Vitor H.F. Gomes, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Universidade Federal do Para
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  • Jon Lloyd, Imperial College London, London, UK.
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  • David Neill, Universidad Estatal Amazónica
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  • Daniel Praia Portela de Aguiar, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Luzmila Arroyo, Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado
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  • Fernanda Antunes Carvalho, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
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  • Fernanda Coelho de Souza, Leeds University, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Dário Dantas do Amaral, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi
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  • Kenneth J. Feeley, Miami University, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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  • Rogerio Gribel, Instituto De Pesquisas Jardim Botanico Do Rio De Janerio
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  • Marcelo Petratti Pansonato, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Universidade de São Paulo – USP
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  • Jos Barlow, Lancaster Environment Centre
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  • Erika Berenguer, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
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  • Joice Ferreira, EMBRAPA Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia
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  • Paul V.A. Fine, UC Berkeley
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  • Marcelino Carneiro Guedes, EMBRAPA Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia
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  • Eliana M. Jimenez, Instituto Tecnológico de Antioquia - Institución Universitaria
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  • Juan Carlos Licona, Instituto Boliviano de Investigacion Forestal Bolivia
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  • Maria Cristina Peñuela Mora, Amazon Regional University
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  • Boris Villa, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Carlos Cerón, Universidad Central del Ecuador
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  • Paul Maas, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre
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  • Marcos Silveira, Universidade Federal do Acre
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  • Juliana Stropp, Universidade Federal de Alagoas
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  • Raquel Thomas, Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development
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  • Tim R. Baker, Leeds University
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  • Doug Daly, Botanical Garden
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  • Kyle G. Dexter, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh University
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  • Isau Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco
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  • William Milliken, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Toby Pennington, University of Exeter, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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  • Marcos Ríos Paredes, Servicios de Biodiversidad EIRL
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  • Alfredo Fuentes, Universidad Mayor de San Andres Bolivia, Missouri Botanical Garden
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  • Bente Klitgaard, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • José Luis Marcelo Pena, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
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  • Carlos A. Peres, University East Anglia
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  • Miles R. Silman, Wake Forest University
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  • J. Sebastián Tello, Missouri Botanical Garden
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  • Jerome Chave, Universite Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
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  • Fernando Cornejo Valverde, es to Amazon Biodiversity Program
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  • Anthony Di Fiore, University of Texas at Austin
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  • Renato Richard Hilário, Universidade Federal do Amapa
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  • Juan Fernando Phillips, Cra 10 No. 24-76 Oficina 1201
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  • Gonzalo Rivas-Torres, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
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  • Tinde R. van Andel, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre
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  • Patricio von Hildebrand, Fundación Estación de Biología
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  • Janaína Costa Noronha, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
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  • Edelcilio Marques Barbosa, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Flávia Rodrigues Barbosa, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
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  • Luiz Carlos de Matos Bonates, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Rainiellen de Sá Carpanedo, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
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  • Hilda Paulette Dávila Doza, Servicios de Biodiversidad EIRL
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  • Émile Fonty, Universite de Montpellier, ONF
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  • Ricardo GómeZárate Z, Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana
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  • Therany Gonzales, ACEER Foundation
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  • George Pepe Gallardo Gonzales, Servicios de Biodiversidad EIRL
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  • Bruce Hoffman, Amazon Conservation Team
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  • André Braga Junqueira, Autonomous University of Barcelona
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  • Yadvinder Malhi, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
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  • Ires Paula de Andrade Miranda, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Linder Felipe Mozombite Pinto, Servicios de Biodiversidad EIRL
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  • Adriana Prieto, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
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  • Domingos de Jesus Rodrigues, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
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  • Agustín Rudas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
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  • Ademir R. Ruschel, EMBRAPA Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia
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  • Natalino Silva, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazonia
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  • César I.A. Vela, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco
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  • Vincent Antoine Vos, Universidad Autónoma del Beni José Ballivián
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  • Egleé L. Zent, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas
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  • Stanford Zent, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas
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  • Bianca Weiss Albuquerque, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Angela Cano, Universidad de Los Andes Colombia, University of Cambridge
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  • Yrma Andreina Carrero Márquez, Universidad de Los Andes Merida
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  • Diego F. Correa, Universidad de Los Andes Colombia, University of Queensland
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  • Janaina Barbosa Pedrosa Costa, EMBRAPA Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia
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  • Bernardo Monteiro Flores, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
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  • David Galbraith, Leeds University
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  • Milena Holmgren, Wageningen University and Research Centre
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  • Michelle Kalamandeen, Leeds University
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  • Marcelo Trindade Nascimento, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense
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  • Alexandre A. Oliveira, Universidade de São Paulo – USP
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  • Hirma Ramirez-Angulo, Universidad de Los Andes Merida
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  • Maira Rocha, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Veridiana Vizoni Scudeller, Universidade Federal do Amazonas
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  • Rodrigo Sierra
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  • Milton Tirado
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  • Maria Natalia Umaña Medina, Universidad de Los Andes Colombia, Maryland University
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  • Geertje van der Heijden, University of Nottingham
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  • Emilio Vilanova Torre, Universidad de Los Andes Merida, University of Washington, Seattle
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  • Corine Vriesendorp, Field Museum of Natural History
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  • Ophelia Wang, Northern Arizona University
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  • Kenneth R. Young, University of Texas at Austin
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  • Manuel Augusto Ahuite Reategui
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  • Cláudia Baider, Universidade de São Paulo – USP, Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security
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  • Henrik Balslev
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  • Luisa Fernanda Casas, Universidad de Los Andes Colombia
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  • William Farfan-Rios, Wake Forest University
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  • Cid Ferreira, National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Reynaldo Linares-Palomino, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
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  • Casimiro Mendoza, FOMABO, Universidad Mayor de San Simon
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  • Italo Mesones, UC Berkeley
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  • Armando Torres-Lezama, Universidad de Los Andes Merida
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  • Ligia Estela Urrego Giraldo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
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  • Daniel Villarroel, Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado
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  • Roderick Zagt, Tropenbos International
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  • Miguel N. Alexiades, Kent University
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  • Edmar Almeida de Oliveira, State University of Mato Grosso
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  • Karina Garcia-Cabrera, Wake Forest University
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  • Lionel Hernandez, Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana
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  • Walter Palacios Cuenca, Universidad Técnica del Norte
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  • Susamar Pansini, Fundacao Universidade Federal de Rondonia
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  • Daniela Pauletto, Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará
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  • Freddy Ramirez Arevalo, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana, Iquitos
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  • Adeilza Felipe Sampaio, Fundacao Universidade Federal de Rondonia
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  • Elvis H.Valderrama Sandoval, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana, Iquitos, University of Missouri-St. Louis
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  • Luis Valenzuela Gamarra, Jardín Botánico de Missouri
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  • Aurora Levesley, Leeds University
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  • Georgia Pickavance, Leeds University
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  • Karina Melgaço, Leeds University

Tropical forests are known for their high diversity. Yet, forest patches do occur in the tropics where a single tree species is dominant. Such "monodominant" forests are known from all of the main tropical regions. For Amazonia, we sampled the occurrence of monodominance in a massive, basin-wide database of forest-inventory plots from the Amazon Tree Diversity Network (ATDN). Utilizing a simple defining metric of at least half of the trees ≥ 10 cm diameter belonging to one species, we found only a few occurrences of monodominance in Amazonia, and the phenomenon was not significantly linked to previously hypothesized life history traits such wood density, seed mass, ectomycorrhizal associations, or Rhizobium nodulation. In our analysis, coppicing (the formation of sprouts at the base of the tree or on roots) was the only trait significantly linked to monodominance. While at specific locales coppicing or ectomycorrhizal associations may confer a considerable advantage to a tree species and lead to its monodominance, very few species have these traits. Mining of the ATDN dataset suggests that monodominance is quite rare in Amazonia, and may be linked primarily to edaphic factors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number13822
JournalScientific Reports
Volume9
Issue1
Number of pages1
ISSN2045-2322
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019

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