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Increasing turnover through time in tropical forests

Phillips, O.L. and Gentry, A.H. (1994) Increasing turnover through time in tropical forests. Science, 263 (5149). pp. 954-958. ISSN 1095-8075


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Tree turnover rates were assessed at 40 tropical forest sites. Averaged across inventoried forests, turnover, as measured by tree mortality and recruitment, has increased since the 1950's, with an apparent pantropical acceleration since 1980. Among 22 mature forest sites with two or more inventory periods, forest turnover also increased. The trend in forest dynamics may have profound effects on biological diversity.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 1994 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This is an author produced electronic version of an article accepted for publication in Science.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > School of Geography (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2005
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 11:18
Published Version: http://www.sciencemag.org/
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/341

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