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Data from \"Hyperdominance in Amazonian forest carbon cycling Amazon\".

Fauset Sophie, Johnson Michelle O., Gloor Manuel, Baker Timothy R., Monteagudo Abel M., Brienen Roel J.W., Feldpausch Ted R., Lopez-Ganzalez Gabriela, Malhi Yadvinder, Ter Steege Hans, Pitman Nigel C.A., Baraloto Christopher, Engel Julien, Pétronelli Pascal, Andrade Ana, Camargo José Luís C., Laurance Susan G.W., Laurance William F., Chave Jerôme, Allie Elodie, Núñez Vargas Percy, Terborgh John J., Ruokolainen Kalle, Silveira Marcos, Aymard C. Gerardo A. … & Phillips Oliver L.
The extraordinary diversity of Amazonian forests conceals that tree abundance is 121 strongly skewed towards relatively few ‘hyperdominant’ species. In addition to their 122 diversity, Amazonian trees are a key component of the global carbon cycle, 123 assimilating and storing more carbon than any other ecosystem on Earth. Here, we 124 ask, using a unique dataset of 530 forest plots, if the functions of storing and 125 producing woody carbon are concentrated in a small...

Plot Data from: African forest structure and above-ground biomass measured in inventory plots. Plot data from \"Above-ground biomass and structure of 260 African tropical forests.\"

Simon L. Lewis, Bonaventure Sonké, Terry Sunderland, Serge K. Begne, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Geertje M. F. Van Der Heijden, Oliver L. Phillips, Kofi Affum-Baffoe, Timothy R. Baker, Lindsay Banin, Jean-François Bastin, Hans Beeckman, Pascal Boeckx, Jan Bogaert, Charles De Cannière, Eric Chezeaux, Connie J. Clark, Murray Collins, Gloria Djagbletey, Marie-Noël K. Djuikouo, Vincent Droissart, Jean-Louis Doucet, Cornielle E. N. Ewango, Sophie Fauset, Ted R. Feldpausch … & Lise Zemagho
We report above-ground biomass (AGB), basal area, stem density and wood mass density estimates from 260 sample plots (mean size: 1.2 ha) in intact closed-canopy tropical forests across 12 African countries. Mean AGB is 395.7 Mg dry mass ha-1 (95% CI: 14.3), substantially higher than Amazonian values, with the Congo Basin and contiguous forest region attaining AGB values (429 Mg ha-1) similar to those of Bornean forests, and significantly greater than East or West African...

Data from 91 Transect Plots from “Proyecto Biodiversidad y Comunidad, Madre de Dios, Perú”

Oliver L. Phillips, Percy Nunez Vargas, Abel Monteagudo, Fernando Cornejo Valverde, Antonio Peña Cruz, Adela Reatigui Ismodes, Wilfredo Ramirez Salas, Maria Elena Chuspe, Marcial Lopez Flores, Cesar Chacon Troncoso, Abidio Mamani Balarezo, Emer Rosales Solorzano, Washington Galindo Castro, Hugo Calloquispe F. & Georgia Pickavance
This data package makes available tree-by-tree diameter and floristic data from 91 samples of 0.1-ha each, in community and protected lands in eastern Madre de Dios, in Amazonian Peru. Data were collected by a team of Peruvian botanists and assistants, in a collaboration between the University of Leeds, the Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco, and the Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana. This work was part of a project funded by the...

Data from: \"Consistent, small effects of tree-fall disturbances on the composition and diversity of four Amazonian forests\"

Timothy R. Baker, Dilys M. Vela, Victor Chama Moscoso, Gilberto Navarro, Abel Monteagudo, Ruy Pinto, Katia Cangani, Nikolaos M. Fyllas, Gabriela Lopez Gonzalez, William F. Laurance, Simon L. Lewis, Jonathan L. Lloyd, Hans Ter Steege, John W. Terborgh & Oliver L. Phillips
1. Understanding the resilience of moist tropical forests to tree fall disturbance events is important for understanding the mechanisms that underlie species coexistence and for predicting the future composition of these ecosystems. Here, we test whether variation in the functional composition of Amazonian forests determines their resilience to disturbance. 2. We studied the legacy of natural tree fall disturbance events in four forests across Amazonia that differ substantially in functional composition. We compared the composition...

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