publication . Article . Other literature type . 2020

Evolutionary diversity in tropical tree communities peaks at intermediate precipitation.

Reynaldo Linares-Palomino; Marcelo Nascimento; Ricardo Segovia; Marcelo Simon; Toby Pennington; Danilo Neves;
Open Access English
  • Published: 24 Jan 2020
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Abstract Global patterns of species and evolutionary diversity in plants are primarily determined by a temperature gradient, but precipitation gradients may be more important within the tropics, where plant species richness is positively associated with the amount of rainfall. The impact of precipitation on the distribution of evolutionary diversity, however, is largely unexplored. Here we detail how evolutionary diversity varies along precipitation gradients by bringing together a comprehensive database on the composition of angiosperm tree communities across lowland tropical South America (2,025 inventories from wet to arid biomes), and a new, large-scale phyl...
Subjects
free text keywords: Medicine, R, Science, Q, Article, Ecology, Evolution, Multidisciplinary
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Pennington, RT, Lavin, M, Oliveira-Filho, AT. Woody plant diversity, evolution, and ecology in the tropics: perspectives from seasonally dry tropical forests. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst.. 2009; 40: 437-457 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

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Abstract
Abstract Global patterns of species and evolutionary diversity in plants are primarily determined by a temperature gradient, but precipitation gradients may be more important within the tropics, where plant species richness is positively associated with the amount of rainfall. The impact of precipitation on the distribution of evolutionary diversity, however, is largely unexplored. Here we detail how evolutionary diversity varies along precipitation gradients by bringing together a comprehensive database on the composition of angiosperm tree communities across lowland tropical South America (2,025 inventories from wet to arid biomes), and a new, large-scale phyl...
Subjects
free text keywords: Medicine, R, Science, Q, Article, Ecology, Evolution, Multidisciplinary
53 references, page 1 of 4

1.IPCC in Climate change 2013: the physical science basis. Contribution of working group I to the fifth assessment report of the intergovernmental panel on climate change (eds. Stocker, T. F. et al.) 1311–1394 (Cambridge University Press, UK, 2013).

Zanne, AE. Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. Nature. 2014; 506: 89-92 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Kerkhoff, AJ, Moriarty, PE, Weiser, MD. The latitudinal species richness gradient in New World woody angiosperms is consistent with the tropical conservatism hypothesis. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA. 2014; 111: 8525-8530 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Gentry, AH. Changes in plant community diversity and floristic composition on environmental and geographical gradients. Ann. Mo. Bot. Gard.. 1988; 75: 1-34 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Clinebell, RR, Phillips, OL, Gentry, AH, Stark, N, Zuuring, H. Prediction of neotropical tree and liana species richness from soil and climatic data. Biodivers. Conserv.. 1995; 4: 56-90 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Hawkins, BA. Energy, water, and broad‐scale geographic patterns of species richness. Ecology. 2003; 84: 3105-3117 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

ter Steege, H. A spatial model of tree α-diversity and tree density for the Amazon. Biodivers. Conserv.. 2003; 12: 2255-2277 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Esquivel-Muelbert, null. Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics. Ecography. 2017; 40: 618-629 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Kreft, H, Jetz, W. Global patterns and determinants of vascular plant diversity. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA. 2007; 104: 5925-5930 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Jablonski, D, Roy, K, Valentine, JW. Out of the tropics: evolutionary dynamics of the latitudinal diversity gradient. Science. 2006; 314: 102-106 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

11.Latham, R. E. & Ricklefs, R. E. In Species diversity in ecological communities. Continental comparisons of temperate-zone tree species diversity (eds. Ricklefs, R. E. & Schluter, D.) 294–314 (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1993).

Wiens, JJ, Donoghue, MJ. Historical biogeography, ecology and species richness. Trends Ecol. Evol.. 2004; 19: 639-644 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Augusto, L, Davies, TJ, Delzon, S, Schrijver, AD. The enigma of the rise of angiosperms: can we untie the knot?. Ecol. Lett.. 2014; 17: 1326-1338 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Wiens, JJ. Niche conservatism as an emerging principle in ecology and conservation biology. Ecol. Lett.. 2010; 13: 1310-1324 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Pennington, RT, Lavin, M, Oliveira-Filho, AT. Woody plant diversity, evolution, and ecology in the tropics: perspectives from seasonally dry tropical forests. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst.. 2009; 40: 437-457 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

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