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A large-scale assessment of plant dispersal mode and seed traits across human-modified Amazonian forests

Joseph Hawes, Ima Vieira, Luiz Magnago, Erika Berenguer, Joice Ferreira, Luiz Aragão, Amanda Cardoso, Alexander Lees, Gareth Lennox, Joseph Tobias, Anthony Waldron & Jos Barlow
1. Quantifying the impact of habitat disturbance on ecosystem function is critical for understanding and predicting the future of tropical forests. Many studies have examined post-disturbance changes in animal traits related to mutualistic interactions with plants, but the effect of disturbance on plant traits in diverse forests has received much less attention. 2. Focusing on two study regions in the eastern Brazilian Amazon, we used a trait-based approach to examine how seed dispersal functionality within...

Data from: Drought and soil nutrients effects on symbiotic nitrogen fixation in seedlings from eight Neotropical legume species

Lindsay McCulloch, Daniel Piotto & Stephen Porder
Symbiotic nitrogen fixation is a dominant source of nitrogen to many terrestrial ecosystems, and thus may influence their responses to global change. High legume species diversity and abundance are thought to lead to high rates of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in Neotropical forests. However, how changes in water and nutrient availability will affect symbiotic nitrogen fixation have only recently been explored, even as droughts begin to increase in severity and frequency in the Neotropics. To explore...

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  • National University of Singapore
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