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Legume abundance along successional and rainfall gradients in Neotropical forests

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Gei, Maga [1] ; Rozendaal, Danae M. A. [2, 3, 4] ; Poorter, Lourens [2] ; Bongers, Frans [2] ; Sprents, I, Janet ; Garner, Mira D. [5] ; Mitchell Aide, T. [6] ; Luis Andrade, Jose [7] ; Balvanera, Patricia [8] ; Becknell, Justin M. [9] ; Brancalion, Pedro H. S. [10] ; Cabral, George A. L. [11] ; Cesar, Ricardo Gomes [10] ; Chazdon, Robin L. [12, 13, 14, 15] ; Cole, Rebecca J. [16] ; Dalla Colletta, Gabriel [17] ; de Jong, Ben [18] ; Denslow, Julie S. [19] ; Dent, Daisy H. [20, 21] ; DeWalt, Saara J. [22] ; Dupuy, Juan Manuel [7] ; Duran, Sandra M. [23] ; do Espirito Santo, Mario Marcos [24] ; Wilson Fernandes, G. [25] ; Ferreira Nunes, Yule Roberta [24] ; Finegan, Bryan [26] ; Granda Moser, Vanessa [27] ; Hall, Jefferson S. [28] ; Luis Hernandez-Stefanoni, Jose [7] ; Junqueira, Andre B. [14, 29, 30] ; Kennard, Deborah [31] ; Lebrija-Trejos, Edwin [32] ; Letcher, Susan G. [33] ; Lohbeck, Madelon [2, 34] ; Marin-Spiotta, Erika [35] ; Martinez-Ramos, Miguel [8] ; Meave, Jorge A. [36] ; Menge, Duncan N. L. [37] ; Mora, Francisco [8] ; Munoz, Rodrigo [36] ; Muscarella, Robert [38] ; Ochoa-Gaona, Susana [18] ; Orihuela-Belmonte, Edith [39] ; Ostertag, Rebecca [40] ; Pena-Claros, Marielos [2] ; Perez-Garcia, Eduardo A. [36] ; Piotto, Daniel [41] ; Reich, Peter B. [42, 43] ; Reyes-Garcia, Casandra [7] ; Rodriguez-Velazquez, Jorge [8] ; Eunice Romero-Perez, I [36] ; Sanaphre-Villanueva, Lucia [8, 7] ; Sanchez-Azofeifa, Arturo [23] ; Schwartz, Naomi B. [37] ; de Almeida, Arlete Silva [44] ; Almeida-Cortez, Jarcilene S. [45] ; Silver, Whendee [46] ; Moreno, Vanessa de Souza [10] ; Sullivan, Benjamin W. [47] ; Swenson, Nathan G. [48] ; Uriarte, Maria [37] ; van Breugel, Michiel [28, 49, 50] ; Van der Wal, Hans [51] ; Magalhaes Veloso, Maria das Dores [24] ; Vester, Hans F. M. [52] ; Guimaraes Vieira, Ima Celia [44] ; Zimmerman, Jess K. [53] ; Powers, Jennifer S. [20, 1, 54]
Total Authors: 68
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[1] Univ Minnesota, Dept Ecol Evolut & Behav, St Paul, MN 55108 - USA
[2] Wageningen Univ & Res, Forest Ecol & Forest Management Grp, Wageningen - Netherlands
[3] Univ Regina, Dept Biol, Regina, SK - Canada
[4] Wageningen Univ & Res, Lab Geoinformat Sci & Remote Sensing, Wageningen - Netherlands
[5] Univ Minnesota, Coll Biol Sci, St Paul, MN - USA
[6] Univ Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, Dept Biol, San Juan, PR 00931 - USA
[7] Ctr Invest Cient Yucatan, Unidad Recursos Nat, Merida, Yucatan - Mexico
[8] Univ Nacl Autonoma Mexico, Inst Invest Ecosistemas & Sustentabilidad, Morelia, Michoacan - Mexico
[9] Colby Coll, Environm Studies Program, Waterville, ME 04901 - USA
[10] Univ Sao Paulo, Luiz de Queiroz Coll Agr, Dept Forest Sci, Piracicaba - Brazil
[11] Univ Fed Pernambuco, Dept Genet, Recife, PE - Brazil
[12] Univ Colorado, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, Boulder, CO 80309 - USA
[13] Univ Connecticut, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, Storrs, CT - USA
[14] Int Inst Sustainabil, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[15] Univ Sunshine Coast, Trop Forests & People Res Ctr, Sippy Downs, Qld - Australia
[16] Univ Hawaii Manoa, Dept Nat Resources & Environm Management, Honolulu, HI 96822 - USA
[17] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Programa Posgrad Biol Vegetal, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[18] Colegio Frontera Sur, Dept Sustainabil Sci, Campeche - Mexico
[19] Tulane Univ, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, New Orleans, LA 70118 - USA
[20] Smithsonian Trop Res Inst, Panama City - Panama
[21] Univ Stirling, Biol & Environm Sci, Stirling - Scotland
[22] Clemson Univ, Dept Biol Sci, Clemson, SC 29634 - USA
[23] Univ Alberta, Earth & Atmospher Sci Dept, Edmonton, AB - Canada
[24] Univ Estadual Montes Claros, Dept Biol Geral, Montes Claros - Brazil
[25] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Ecol Evolut & Biodiversidade, DBG, ICB, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[26] Trop Agr Ctr Res & Higher Educ CATIE, Forests Biodivers & Climate Change Programme, Turrialba - Costa Rica
[27] Trop Agr Ctr Res & Higher Educ CATIE, Grad Sch, Turrialba - Costa Rica
[28] Smithsonian Trop Res Inst, ForestGEO, Panama City - Panama
[29] Wageningen Univ, Dept Soil Qual, Wageningen - Netherlands
[30] Pontifical Catholic Univ Rio de Janeiro, Ctr Conservat & Sustainabil Sci CSRio, Dept Geog & Environm, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[31] Colorado Mesa Univ, Dept Phys & Environm Sci, Grand Junction, CO - USA
[32] Univ Haifa Oran, Fac Nat Sci, Dept Biol & Environm, Tivon - Israel
[33] Coll Atlantic, Dept Plant Biol, Bar Harbor, ME - USA
[34] World Agroforestry Ctr ICRAF, Nairobi - Kenya
[35] Univ Wisconsin, Dept Geog, Madison, WI 53706 - USA
[36] Univ Nacl Autonoma Mexico, Fac Ciencias, Dept Ecol & Recursos Nat, Ciudad De Mexico - Mexico
[37] Columbia Univ, Dept Ecol Evolut & Environm Biol, New York, NY - USA
[38] Aarhus Univ, Dept Biosci, Sect Ecoinformat & Biodivers, Aarhus - Denmark
[39] Natl Inst Ecol & Climate Change, Delegacion Coyoacan - Mexico
[40] Univ Hawaii, Dept Biol, Hilo, HI 96720 - USA
[41] Univ Fed Sul Bahia, Ctr Formacao Ciencias Agroflorestais, Itabuna - Brazil
[42] Univ Minnesota, Dept Forest Resources, St Paul, MN - USA
[43] Western Sydney Univ, Hawkesbury Inst Environm, Penrith, NSW - Australia
[44] Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Belem, Para - Brazil
[45] Univ Fed Pernambuco, Dept Bot, Recife, PE - Brazil
[46] Univ Calif Berkeley, Dept Environm Sci Policy & Management, Berkeley, CA 94720 - USA
[47] Univ Nevada, Dept Nat Resources & Environm Sci, Reno, NV 89557 - USA
[48] Univ Maryland, Dept Biol, College Pk, MD 20742 - USA
[49] Yale NUS Coll, Singapore - Singapore
[50] Natl Univ Singapore, Dept Biol Sci, Singapore - Singapore
[51] El Colegio Frontera Sur, Dept Agr Sociedad & Ambiente, Grp Acad Agroecol, Tabasco - Mexico
[52] Univ Amsterdam, Inst Biodivers & Ecosyst Dynam IBED, Amsterdam - Netherlands
[53] Univ Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, Dept Environm Sci, San Juan, PR 00931 - USA
[54] Univ Minnesota, Dept Plant Biol & Microbial Biol, St Paul, MN 55108 - USA
Total Affiliations: 54
Document type: Journal article
Source: NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION; v. 2, n. 7, p. 1104+, JUL 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 7
Abstract

The nutrient demands of regrowing tropical forests are partly satisfied by nitrogen-fixing legume trees, but our understanding of the abundance of those species is biased towards wet tropical regions. Here we show how the abundance of Leguminosae is affected by both recovery from disturbance and large-scale rainfall gradients through a synthesis of forest inventory plots from a network of 42 Neotropical forest chronosequences. During the first three decades of natural forest regeneration, legume basal area is twice as high in dry compared with wet secondary forests. The tremendous ecological success of legumes in recently disturbed, water-limited forests is likely to be related to both their reduced leaflet size and ability to fix N-2, which together enhance legume drought tolerance and water-use efficiency. Earth system models should incorporate these large-scale successional and climatic patterns of legume dominance to provide more accurate estimates of the maximum potential for natural nitrogen fixation across tropical forests. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/06782-5 - Multi-scale assessment of environmental impacts in agricultural landscape
Grantee:Katia Maria Paschoaletto Micchi de Barros Ferraz
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/14503-7 - Chronosequence and landscape effects in tropical forest succession
Grantee:Ricardo Gomes César
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/50718-5 - Ecological restoration of riparian forests, native forest of economic production and of degraded forest fragments (in APP and RL) based on restoration ecology of reference ecosystems in order to scientifically test the precepts of the New Brazilian Forest Code
Grantee:Ricardo Ribeiro Rodrigues
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants