4 Works

Data from: What controls variation in carbon use efficiency among Amazonian tropical forests?

Christopher E. Doughty, Gregory R. Goldsmith, Nicolas Raab, Cecile A. J. Girardin, Filio Farfan-Amezquita, Walter Huaraca Huasco, Javier E. Silva-Espejo, Alejandro Araujo-Murakami, Antonio C. L. Da Costa, Wanderley Rocha, David Galbraith, Patrick Meir, Dan B. Metcalfe, Yadvinder Malhi & Walter Huaraca-Huasco
Why do some forests produce biomass more efficiently than others? Variations in Carbon Use Efficiency (CUE: total Net Primary Production (NPP)/ Gross Primary Production (GPP)) may be due to changes in wood residence time (Biomass/NPPwood), temperature, or soil nutrient status. We tested these hypotheses in 14, one ha plots across Amazonian and Andean forests where we measured most key components of net primary production (NPP: wood, fine roots, and leaves) and autotrophic respiration (Ra; wood,...

Data from: Molecular data and distribution dynamics indicate a recent and incomplete separation of manakins species of the genus Antilophia (Aves: Pipridae) in response to Holocene climate change

Leilton Willians Luna, Thainara Oliveira Souza, Linconl Silva Carneiro, Weber A. De Girão E Silva, Horacio Schneider, Iracilda Sampaio, Juliana Araripe & Péricles Seno Do Rêgo
To determine a hypothetical scenario that accounts for the diversification of the two species of the genus Antilophia, we conducted multilocus molecular comparisons and species distribution modeling for the two taxa, which have distinct male plumage coloration patterns and allopatric geographic distributions, despite the high degree of genetic similarity indicated by recent studies. Three mitochondrial and three nuclear fragments were analyzed. The results indicate clear differences in the genetic diversity of the two species, but...

Data from: Using trophic structure to reveal patterns of trait-based community assembly across niche dimensions

Daniel B. Fitzgerald, Kirk O. Winemiller, Mark H. Sabaj-Perez & Leandro M. Sousa
1. Trait-based approaches for studying community assembly have improved understanding of mechanisms; however, the challenge of interpreting process from pattern is complicated by the possibility of multiple mechanisms operating simultaneously. Different traits may influence the assembly process in different ways. Analyzing patterns of functional diversity among co-occurring species for each trait individually may aid interpretation of complex assembly processes; yet, few studies have tested whether patterns vary depending on trait function. 2. We used tropical...

Data from: Anthropogenic disturbance of tropical forests threatens pollination services to açaí palm in the Amazon river delta

Alistair John Campbell, Luísa Gigante Carvalheiro, Marcia Motta Maués, Rodolfo Jaffé, Tereza Cristina Giannini, Madson Antonio Benjamin Freitas, Beatriz Woiski Texeira Coelho & Cristiano Menezes
The açaí palm Euterpe oleracea Mart. in the Amazon river delta has seen rapid expansion to meet increased demand for its fruit. This has been achieved by transforming lowland forest habitats (floodplains) into simplified agroforests and intensive plantation in upland areas. As açaí palm makes an important contribution to the economy and food security of local communities, identifying management approaches that support biodiversity and ecosystem processes that underpin fruit production on açaí farms is essential....

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  • Federal University of Paraná
  • Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
  • Lund University
  • Australian National University
  • University of Lisbon
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of La Serena
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University
  • University of Leeds