21. Contribution of Current and Historical Processes to Patterns of Tree Diversity and Composition of the Amazon

  1. C. Hoorn2 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh3
  1. Hans ter Steege

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch21

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

How to Cite

ter Steege, H. (2009) Contribution of Current and Historical Processes to Patterns of Tree Diversity and Composition of the Amazon, in Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past (eds C. Hoorn and F. P. Wesselingh), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Analysis, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 3

    Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 9517, Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Institute of Environmental Biology, Section Ecology and Biodiversity, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181136

Online ISBN: 9781444306408

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Keywords:

  • modern perspectives on Amazonian biota origin;
  • patterns of tree diversity and Amazon composition - Amazonian tree alpha-diversity;
  • large-scale patterns of biodiversity and prevailing climate conditions;
  • separating regional and local signal in tree diversity;
  • tree alpha-diversity - in western Amazonia;
  • local signal in tree alpha-diversity and factors affecting it;
  • soil fertility, long-term and large-scale effect on tree alpha-diversity;
  • theory of frequency-dependent mortality - ‘Janzen–Connell model’;
  • family and generic forest composition in Amazonia - gradient in soil fertility;
  • palaeoclimate, effect on patterns of tree diversity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Separating the regional and local signal in tree diversity

  • What factors determine regional tree diversity?

  • Factors affecting the local signal in tree alpha-diversity

  • Forest composition

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References