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Type: Artigo
Title: Evolutionary Heritage Influences Amazon Tree Ecology
Author: de Souza
Fernanda Coelho; Dexter
Kyle G.; Phillips
Oliver L.; Brienen
Roel J. W.; Chave
Jerome; Galbraith
David R.; Gonzalez
Gabriela Lopez; Monteagudo Mendoza
Abel; Pennington
R. Toby; Poorter
Lourens; Alexiades
Miguel; Alvarez-Davila
Esteban; Andrade
Ana; Aragao
Luis E. O. C.; Araujo-Murakami
Alejandro; Arets
Eric J. M. M.; Aymard C.
Gerardo A.; Baraloto
Christopher; Barroso
Jorcely G.; Bonal
Damien; Boot
Rene G. A.; Camargo
Jose L. C.; Comiskey
James A.; Cornejo Valverde
Fernando; de Camargo
Plinio B.; Di Fiore
Anthony; Elias
Fernando; Erwin
Terry L.; Feldpausch
Ted R.; Ferreira
Leandro; Fyllas
Nikolaos M.; Gloor
Emanuel; Herault
Bruno; Herrera
Rafael; Higuchi
Niro; Honorio Coronado
Euridice N.; Killeen
Timothy J.; Laurance
William F.; Laurance
Susan; Lloyd
Jon; Lovejoy
Thomas E.; Malhi
Yadvinder; Maracahipes
Leandro; Marimon
Beatriz S.; Marimon-Junior
Ben H.; Mendoza
Casimiro; Morandi
Paulo; Neill
David A.; Nunez Vargas
Percy; Oliveira
Edmar A.; Lenza
Eddie; Palacios
Walter A.; Penuela-Mora
Maria C.; Pipoly
John J.
III; Pitman
Nigel C. A.; Prieto
Adriana; Quesada
Carlos A.; Ramirez-Angulo
Hirma; Rudas
Agustin; Ruokolainen
Kalle; Salomao
Rafael P.; Silveira
Marcos; Stropp
Juliana; ter Steege
Hans; Thomas-Caesar
Raquel; van der Hout
Peter; van der Heijden
Geertje M. F.; van der Meer
Peter J.; Vasquez
Rodolfo V.; Vieira
Simone A.; Vilanova
Emilio; Vos
Vincent A.; Wang
Ophelia; Young
Kenneth R.; Zagt
Roderick J.; Baker
Timothy R.
Abstract: Lineages tend to retain ecological characteristics of their ancestors through time. However, for some traits, selection during evolutionary history may have also played a role in determining trait values. To address the relative importance of these processes requires large-scale quantification of traits and evolutionary relationships among species. The Amazonian tree flora comprises a high diversity of angiosperm lineages and species with widely differing life-history characteristics, providing an excellent system to investigate the combined influences of evolutionary heritage and selection in determining trait variation. We used trait data related to the major axes of life-history variation among tropical trees (e.g. growth and mortality rates) from 577 inventory plots in closed-canopy forest, mapped onto a phylogenetic hypothesis spanning more than 300 genera including all major angiosperm clades to test for evolutionary constraints on traits. We found significant phylogenetic signal (PS) for all traits, consistent with evolutionarily related genera having more similar characteristics than expected by chance. Although there is also evidence for repeated evolution of pioneer and shade tolerant life-history strategies within independent lineages, the existence of significant PS allows clearer predictions of the links between evolutionary diversity, ecosystem function and the response of tropical forests to global change.
Subject: Tropical Tree
Convergent Evolution
Divergent Selection
Phylogenetic Signal
Editor: Royal SOC
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1587
Date Issue: 2016
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