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Data from: Changes in tree and liana communities along a successional gradient in a tropical dry forest in south-eastern Brazil

Yule Roberta Ferreira Nunes, Mario Marcos Espirito-Santo, Giovana Rodrigues Da Luz, Maria Das Dores Magalhaes Veloso, Rubens Manuel Dos Santos, Sofia Calvo-Alvarado, Sandra Milena Duran, Santos D'Ângelo Neto, Bruno G. Madeira, G. Wilson Fernandes & G. Arturo Sánchez Azofeifa
We investigated changes in species composition and structure of tree and liana communities along a successional gradient in a seasonally dry tropical forest. There was a progressive increase in tree richness and all tree structural traits from early to late stages, as well as marked changes in tree species composition and dominance. This pattern is probably related to pasture management practices such as ploughing, which remove tree roots and preclude regeneration by resprouting. On the...

Data from: Climate, physiological tolerance, and sex-biased dispersal shape genetic structure of Neotropical orchid bees

Margarita M. Lopez-Uribe, Kelly R. Zamudio, Carolina F. Cardoso & Bryan N. Danforth
Understanding the impact of past climatic events on the demographic history of extant species is critical for predicting species’ responses to future climate change. Paleoclimatic instability is a major mechanism of lineage diversification in taxa with low dispersal and small geographic ranges in tropical ecosystems. However, the impact of these climatic events remains questionable for the diversification of species with high levels of gene flow and large geographic distributions. In this study, we investigate the...

Data from: Strong spatial structure, Pliocene diversification and cryptic diversity in the Neotropical dry forest spider Sicarius cariri

Ivan L. F. Magalhaes, Ubirajara Oliveira, Fabrício R. Santos, Teofania H. D. A. Vidigal, Antonio D. Brescovit & Adalberto J. Santos
The Brazilian Caatinga is part of the seasonally dry tropical forests, a vegetation type disjunctly distributed throughout the Neotropics. It has been suggested that during Pleistocene glacial periods, these dry forests had a continuous distribution, so that these climatic shifts may have acted as important driving forces of the Caatinga biota diversification. To address how these events affected the distribution of a dry forest species, we chose Sicarius cariri, a spider endemic to the Caatinga,...

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  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • University of Alberta
  • Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros
  • Instituto Butantan
  • Cornell University