Demographic differentiation among pioneer tree species during old-field succession of a Neotropical rainforest

Miguel Martínez-Ramos, María Del Mar Gallego-Mahecha, María Teresa Valverde Valdés, Ernesto Vicente Vega Peña & Frans Bongers
Early pioneer species share life histories enabling them to colonize disturbed sites, but how much they differ demographically and how such differentiation determines pioneer species turnover during succession are still open questions. Here, we approached these issues by comparing the demography of dominant pioneer tree species during the old-field succession of tropical rainforest in Southeast Mexico. We assessed changes in population density, population structure, vital rates, and intrinsic population growth rate (r) of the pioneer...
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