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Tree diversity and elevational gradient: The case of Lauraceae in the Atlantic Rainforest

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Autor(es):
Kamimura, Vitor de Andrade [1] ; Rodrigues de Moraes, Pedro Luis [1] ; Ribeiro, Henrique Lauand [1] ; Joly, Carlos Alfredo [2] ; Assis, Marco Antonio [1]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Bot, Rio Claro - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Vegetal, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: FLORA; v. 234, p. 84-91, SEP 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Lauraceae have an ancient evolutionary history and wide distribution, providing a great model for studies of the biogeographical distribution patterns of plant species. The effects of elevational variation on plant diversity in tropical forests have been the subject of many studies. We investigated the following question: How does the Lauraceae family contribute to the diversity of the tree community in the Atlantic Rainforest, along an elevational gradient? Data from 15 floristic surveys (plots of one ha) were analyzed, comparing the variation in the patterns of Lauraceae richness to the richness of the whole tree community. The similarity relations of the plots were analyzed based on Lauraceae species, and the distribution patterns of the family were tested through null distribution models of the species. The surveys recorded 22,895 live individual trees in total, distributed among 859 species belonging to 70 families. Lauraceae contributed 4.3% of the total abundance and presented the third highest species richness (6.4% of the total). In general, Lauraceae diversity was highest in the Montane region and their composition changed along the elevational gradient, presenting four elevational belts. The Lauraceae diversity has a strong positive relationship with abundance. We found an exponential positive correlation between elevation and the richness of the family, differing from the tree community pattern. The results showed a new pattern of species variation along elevational gradients for the tree component in the Tropical Forest. Thus, we suggest that patterns of diversity variation in tree communities should be analyzed separately among the richest families. (C) 2017 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/15892-9 - Estrutura e diversidade da família Lauraceae na Mata Atlântica do Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, São Paulo, Brasil
Beneficiário:Vitor de Andrade Kamimura
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado
Processo FAPESP: 10/50811-7 - Composição florística e estrutura da Floresta Ombrófila Densa Atlântica dos Núcleos Picinguaba e Santa Virgínia do Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, São Paulo, Brasil
Beneficiário:Carlos Alfredo Joly
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOTA - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 03/12595-7 - Composição florística, estrutura e funcionamento da Floresta Ombrófila Densa dos Núcleos Picinguaba e Santa Virgínia do Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, estado de São Paulo, Brasil
Beneficiário:Carlos Alfredo Joly
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOTA - Temático