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Effects of the Flooding Gradient on Tree Community Diversity in Varzea Forests of the Purus River, Central Amazon, Brazil

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Wittmann,  Florian
Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Max Planck Society;

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Luize, B. G., Silva, T. S. F., Wittmann, F., Assis, R. L., & Venticinque, E. M. (2015). Effects of the Flooding Gradient on Tree Community Diversity in Varzea Forests of the Purus River, Central Amazon, Brazil. Biotropica, 47(2), 137-142. doi:10.1111/btp.12203.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0026-BEF3-C
Abstract
Amazonian floodplain forests have remarkable variation in tree diversity and structure related to flood duration. We assessed how floodplain forests respond to the continuum flooding gradient and found that Fisher's values vary up to seven times across the landscape.