${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Land cover dynamics following a deforestation ban in northern Costa Rica Wed 27 Nov 2019 14:37:39 AEST ]]> From Management to Stewardship: Viewing Forests As Complex Adaptive Systems in an Uncertain World Wed 27 Nov 2019 14:09:40 AEST ]]> Historical patterns of natural forest management in Costa Rica: The good, the bad and the Ugly Wed 20 Mar 2019 14:18:46 AEST ]]> Wet and dry tropical forests show opposite successional pathways in wood density but converge over time Wed 19 Jun 2019 13:03:39 AEST ]]> Global restoration opportunities in tropical rainforest landscapes Wed 17 Jul 2019 11:25:39 AEST ]]> Phylogenetic classification of the world's tropical forests Wed 06 Nov 2019 09:22:41 AEST ]]> Towards more effective integration of tropical forest restoration and conservation Tue 30 Jul 2019 11:46:08 AEST ]]> The essence of forest and landscape restoration: Beyond bandwagons and businss as usual Tue 14 May 2019 09:44:46 AEST ]]> The potential for species conservation in tropical secondary forests Thu 20 Jun 2019 16:57:50 AEST ]]> Effects of fragmentation and landscape variation on tree diversity in post-logging regrowth forests of the Southern Philippines Thu 20 Jun 2019 16:57:47 AEST ]]> A Policy-Driven Knowledge Agenda for Global Forest and Landscape Restoration Thu 20 Jun 2019 16:57:40 AEST ]]> Recovery of species composition over 46 years in a logged Australian tropical forest following different intensity silvicultural treatments Thu 20 Jun 2019 16:07:04 AEST ]]> Pan-tropical prediction of forest structure from the largest trees Thu 16 May 2019 10:51:46 AEST ]]> The forest transformation: Planted tree cover and regional dynamics of tree gains and losses Thu 14 Nov 2019 13:22:46 AEST ]]> Decision support tools for forest landscape restoration: Current status and future outlook Thu 14 Mar 2019 11:22:19 AEST ]]> Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests Thu 14 Mar 2019 11:11:43 AEST ]]> Unveiling the species-rank abundance distribution by generalizing the Good-Turing sample coverage theory Thu 14 Feb 2019 13:12:20 AEST ]]> Correlates of extinction proneness in tropical angiosperms Thu 14 Feb 2019 13:12:17 AEST ]]> Vulnerability and resilience of tropical forest species to land-use change Thu 14 Feb 2019 13:12:15 AEST ]]> Quantifying temporal change in biodiversity: Challenges and opportunities Thu 14 Feb 2019 13:12:11 AEST ]]> Models and estimators linking individual-based and sample-based rarefaction, extrapolation and comparison of assemblages Thu 14 Feb 2019 13:12:08 AEST ]]> A novel statistical method for classifying habitat generalists and specialists Thu 14 Feb 2019 13:12:06 AEST ]]> Abundance-based similarity indices and their estimation when there are unseen species in samples Thu 14 Feb 2019 13:12:04 AEST ]]> A trait-mediated, neighbourhood approach to quantify climate impacts on successional dynamics of tropical rainforests 1 kPa vapour pressure deficit) and night-time temperature on growth and survival of small (5-10 cm dbh) and large (≥ 10 cm dbh) trees for 171 rainforest species in 6 s-growth and 2 old-growth 1-ha mapped stands. We use model results to examine potential climate impacts on the successional trajectories of these stands. High water stress reduced large tree growth but favoured growth of small trees. Drought also reduced tree survival for both large and small trees. Tree species with high wood density suffered lower growth reductions and had higher survival under water stress. High SLA magnified the negative effects of water stress on tree growth and survival. Across all tree sizes, high night-time temperatures did not influence growth or survival. Simulated successional trajectories under different climate scenarios using these results suggest that multi-annual droughts will have substantial impacts of the successional trajectories of tropical forests, leading to lower stem numbers, basal area and biomass. Sustained drought will also shift functional composition of second-growth forest by favouring species with low SLA which tend to dominate in late stages of succession. By incorporating trait-mediated effects on key drivers of tree demography and successional dynamics, our approach provides an integrated perspective on interspecific variation in vulnerability to drought and consequences for successional trajectories in tropical rainforests. Our results suggest that multi-annual drought stress will significantly alter structure, composition and dynamics of second-growth forests and, from a functional perspective, accelerate succession. However, this effect may be hampered by dispersal limitation of old-growth species into second-growth forests. © 2016 British Ecological Society.]]> Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:50:30 AEST ]]> Plant β-diversity in fragmented rain forests: Testing floristic homogenization and differentiation hypotheses Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:50:27 AEST ]]> Trait similarity, shared ancestry and the structure of neighbourhood interactions in a subtropical wet forest: Implications for community assembly Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:50:24 AEST ]]> Decomposing biodiversity data using the Latent Dirichlet Allocation model, a probabilistic multivariate statistical method Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:50:20 AEST ]]> Viewing forests through the lens of complex systems science Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:50:15 AEST ]]> Demographic Drivers of Aboveground Biomass Dynamics During Secondary Succession in Neotropical Dry and Wet Forests Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:50:12 AEST ]]> Radial changes in wood specific gravity of tropical trees: Inter- and intraspecific variation during secondary succession Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:50:01 AEST ]]> Legume abundance along successional and rainfall gradients in Neotropical forests Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:49:58 AEST ]]> A new statistical approach for assessing similarity of species composition with incidence and abundance data Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:49:56 AEST ]]> Prospects for tropical forest biodiversity in a human-modified world Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:49:53 AEST ]]> The relationship between tree biodiversity and biomass dynamics changes with tropical forest succession Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:49:51 AEST ]]> Resilience of tropical rain forests: Tree community reassembly in secondary forests Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:49:48 AEST ]]> Demographic drivers of successional changes in phylogenetic structure across life-history stages in plant communities Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:49:38 AEST ]]> Multigenerational genetic analysis of tropical secondary regeneration in a canopy palm Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:49:35 AEST ]]> Rain forest nutrient cycling and productivity in response to large-scale litter manipulation Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:49:32 AEST ]]> Environmental filtering, local site factors and landscape context drive changes in functional trait composition during tropical forest succession Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:49:27 AEST ]]> Inconvenient realities and the path toward science-based forest restoration policies: A reply to Veldman et al Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:49:21 AEST ]]> Protecting intact forests requires holistic approaches Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:49:19 AEST ]]> Contrasting community compensatory trends in alternative successional pathways in central Amazonia Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:49:16 AEST ]]> Rates of change in tree communities of secondary Neotropical forests following major disturbances Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:49:13 AEST ]]> Throughfall heterogeneity in tropical forested landscapes as a focal mechanism for deep percolation Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:48:57 AEST ]]> Making Tropical Succession and Landscape Reforestation Successful Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:48:51 AEST ]]> The drivers of tree cover expansion: Global, temperate, and tropical zone analyses Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:48:46 AEST ]]> Tropical forests as complex adaptive systems Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:48:43 AEST ]]> Higher survival drives the success of nitrogen-fixing trees through succession in Costa Rican rainforests Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:48:37 AEST ]]> A bounded null model explains juvenile tree community structure along light availability gradients in a temperate rain forest Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:48:31 AEST ]]> Estimation of tropical forest height and biomass dynamics using lidar remote sensing at la Selva, Costa Rica Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:48:28 AEST ]]> Integrating agricultural landscapes with biodiversity conservation in the Mesoamerican hotspot Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:48:22 AEST ]]> A two-stage probabilistic approach to multiple-community similarity indices 2) communities is to use multiple pairwise comparisons. However, pairwise similarity indices do not completely characterize multiple-community similarity because the information shared by at least three communities is ignored. We propose a new and intuitive two-stage probabilistic approach, which leads to a general framework to simultaneously compare multiple communities based on abundance data. The approach is specifically used to extend the commonly used Morisita index and NESS (normalized expected species shared) index to the case of N communities. For comparing N communities, a profile of N - 1 indices is proposed to characterize similarity of species composition across communities. Based on sample abundance data, nearly unbiased estimators of the proposed indices and their variances are obtained. These generalized NESS and Morisita indices are applied to comparison of three size classes of plant data (seedling, saplings, and trees) within old-growth and secondary rain forest plots in Costa Rica. © 2008, The International Biometric Society.]]> Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:48:14 AEST ]]> Lianas and self-supporting plants during tropical forest succession Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:48:03 AEST ]]> Environmental gradients and the evolution of successional habitat specialization: A test case with 14 Neotropical forest sites Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:48:00 AEST ]]> Interacting effects of canopy gap, understory vegetation and leaf litter on tree seedling recruitment and composition in tropical secondary forests Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:47:57 AEST ]]> Biodiversity conservation in human-modified landscapes of Mesoamerica: Past, present and future Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:47:52 AEST ]]> Juvenile tree growth in relation to light availability in second-growth tropical rain forests Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:47:16 AEST ]]> Effects of vegetation cover on seedling and sapling dynamics in secondary tropical wet forests in Costa Rica Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:47:10 AEST ]]> Forest and landscape restoration: Toward a shared vision and vocabulary Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:47:07 AEST ]]> The potential of secondary forests Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:47:04 AEST ]]> Degradation and Recovery in Changing Forest Landscapes: A Multiscale Conceptual Framework Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:46:58 AEST ]]> Beyond deforestation: Restoring forests and ecosystem services on degraded lands Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:46:55 AEST ]]> Genetic consequences of tropical second-growth forest regeneration Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:46:52 AEST ]]> Editorial: All in a day's work Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:46:34 AEST ]]> Beyond reserves: A research agenda for conserving biodiversity in human-modified tropical landscapes Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:46:30 AEST ]]> Composition and dynamics of functional groups of trees during tropical forest succession in northeastern Costa Rica Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:46:22 AEST ]]> Biodiversity and human well-being: An essential link for sustainable development Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:46:11 AEST ]]> Proximity is not a proxy for parentage in an animal-dispersed Neotropical canopy palm Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:46:05 AEST ]]> Mapping species composition of forests and tree plantations in northeastern Costa Rica with an integration of hyperspectral and multitemporal landsat imagery Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:45:59 AEST ]]> Impact of spatial variability of tropical forest structure on radar estimation of aboveground biomass Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:45:51 AEST ]]> Beyond carbon: Redefining forests and people in the global ecosystem services market Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:45:45 AEST ]]> When is a forest a forest? Forest concepts and definitions in the era of forest and landscape restoration Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:45:37 AEST ]]> Multiple successional pathways in human-modified tropical landscapes: new insights from forest succession, forest fragmentation and landscape ecology research Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:45:33 AEST ]]> An estimate of the number of tropical tree species Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:45:28 AEST ]]> Spatially robust estimates of biological nitrogen (N) fixation imply substantial human alteration of the tropical N cycle Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:45:23 AEST ]]> Nature needs people and here’s why Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:45:18 AEST ]]> Phylogenetic community structure during succession: Evidence from three Neotropical forest sites Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:45:05 AEST ]]> Tree growth and death in a tropical gallery forest in Brazil: Understanding the relationships among size, growth, and survivorship for understory and canopy dominant species Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:58 AEST ]]> Resilience and alternative stable states of tropical forest landscapes under shifting cultivation regimes Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:53 AEST ]]> Remnant trees affect species composition but not structure of tropical second-growth forest Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:50 AEST ]]> Landscape-scale controls on aboveground forest carbon stocks on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:46 AEST ]]> Trait-mediated assembly processes predict successional changes in community diversity of tropical forests Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:43 AEST ]]> Successional dynamics in Neotropical forests are as uncertain as they are predictable Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:40 AEST ]]> Ecological restoration success is higher for natural regeneration than for active restoration in tropical forests Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:37 AEST ]]> Using Lidar and Radar measurements to constrain predictions of forest ecosystem structure and function Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:34 AEST ]]> Targeted reforestation could reverse declines in connectivity for understory birds in a tropical habitat corridor Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:31 AEST ]]> Demographic drivers of tree biomass change during secondary succession in northeastern Costa Rica Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:28 AEST ]]> Effects of climate and stand age on annual tree dynamics in tropical second-growth rain forests Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:22 AEST ]]> Solarcalc 7.0: An enhanced version of a program for the analysis of hemispherical canopy photographs Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:19 AEST ]]> Life History Traits of Lianas During Tropical Forest Succession Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:03 AEST ]]> Small Tent-Roosting Bats Promote Dispersal of Large-Seeded Plants in a Neotropical Forest 8 mm beneath bat roosts, but a species accumulation curve suggests that this number would increase with further sampling. Samples collected beneath bat feeding roosts had, on average, 10 times more seeds and species than samples collected 5 m away from bat feeding roosts. This difference was generally smaller in small, disturbed forest patches. Species-specific abundance of seeds found beneath bat roosts was positively correlated with abundance of seedlings, suggesting that bat dispersal may influence seedling recruitment. Our study demonstrates a greater role of small frugivorous bats as dispersers of large seeds than previously thought, particularly in regions where populations of large-bodied seed dispersers have been reduced or extirpated by hunting. © 2009 The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.]]> Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:44:01 AEST ]]> Incorporating natural regeneration in forest landscape restoration in tropical regions: synthesis and key research gaps Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:43:55 AEST ]]> Successional variation in carbon content and wood specific gravity of four tropical tree species Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:43:49 AEST ]]> Detecting landscape-level changes in tree biomass and biodiversity: methodological constraints and challenges of plot-based approaches Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:43:43 AEST ]]> Natural regeneration in the context of large-scale forest and landscape restoration in the tropics Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:43:41 AEST ]]> Natural regeneration as a tool for large-scale forest restoration in the tropics: prospects and challenges Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:43:38 AEST ]]> Rapid recovery of biomass, species richness, and species composition in a forest chronosequence in Northeastern Costa Rica Thu 14 Feb 2019 09:43:29 AEST ]]> Social landscape and community capacity are important considerations in the design of community-based ecological restoration Thu 08 Aug 2019 16:49:40 AEST ]]> A new approach to map landscape variation in forest restoration success in tropical and temperate forest biomes Mon 09 Dec 2019 17:06:46 AEST ]]> Silvicultural treatment effects on commercial timber volume and functional composition of a selectively logged Australian tropical forest over 48 years 10 cm diameter class. All three thinning treatments enhanced the standing volume of most desirable commercial species, mainly driven by the growth of remaining non-harvested trees in the 10–20 cm diameter class. The merchantable timber volume of other less desirable species was also promoted in the four treatments. Over the first 28 years after treatment (1969–1997), the average annual timber volume accumulation rate was highest in the medium-intensity thinning (1.97 m3 ha−1 year−1). The positive impacts of medium- and high-intensity thinning on commercial timber volume growth lasted longer than the low-intensity thinning. From 1997 to 2015, average annual volume increments increased in the medium- and high-intensity thinning, changed little in the low-intensity thinning, and decreased in the untreated control. Moreover, the medium- and high-intensity thinning led the community functional composition to shift towards early-successional species, which reduced community-weighted mean wood densities. The changes induced by intensive thinning treatments may affect the recovery of forest biomass and biodiversity. Hence, the trade-off between enhancing timber stocks and maintaining functional composition should be considered during planning and implementation of tropical forest management.]]> Fri 13 Dec 2019 11:10:43 AEST ]]>