Successional convergence, stochastic assembly and the future of tropical forests

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Abstract

In this issue of the Journal of Vegetation Science, Dent et al. take advantage of a century-long chronosequence of forest succession in central Panama, and highlight a lack of convergence to the tree composition of old-growth stands. Does this suggest tropical forests assemble randomly, or is this an expected consequence of high diversity and patchy recruitment? In this issue of the Journal of Vegetation Science, Dent et al. take advantage of a century-long chronosequence of forest succession in central Panama, and highlight a lack of convergence to the tree composition of old growth stands. Does this suggest tropical forests assemble randomly, or is this an expected consequence of high diversity and patchy recruitment?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-416
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Vegetation Science
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Plant Science

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