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Data from: Plant interactions as biotic drivers of plasticity in leaf litter traits and decomposability of Quercus petraea

Ludovic Henneron, Matthieu Chauvat, Frédéric Archaux, Marthe Akpa-Vinceslas, Fabrice Bureau, Yann Dumas, Laurent Mignot, François Ningre, Sandrine Perret, Claudine Richter, Philippe Balandier & Michael Aubert
The importance of plant litter traits and decomposability for nutrient cycling processes and plant community dynamics through plant-litter-soil feedbacks has been largely emphasized. However, the role of biotic interactions as drivers of intraspecific variability in litter traits remains surprisingly little studied. In this study, we used a large-scale, multi-site network of long-term tree removal experiments manipulating the abundance of a foundation tree species, i.e. Quercus petraea, to assess how plant interactions control intraspecific variation in...

Data from: Biological traits, rather than environment, shape detection curves of large vertebrates in neotropical rainforests

Thomas Denis, Cécile Richard-Hansen, Olivier Brunaux, Marie-Pierre Etienne, Stéphane Guitet & Bruno Hérault
Line transect surveys are widely used in neotropical rainforests to estimate the population abundance of medium- and large-sized vertebrates. The use of indices such as Encounter Rate has been criticized because the probability of animal detection may fluctuate due to the heterogeneity of environmental conditions among sites. In addition, the morphological and behavioral characteristics (biological traits) of species affect their detectability. In this study, we compared the extent to which environmental conditions and species’ biological...

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  • French National Institute for Agricultural Research
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  • National Forests Office
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  • University of French Guiana
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  • Normandie Université
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  • AgroParisTech
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  • University of the French West Indies and Guiana
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