Using functional traits and phylogenetic trees to examine the assembly of tropical tree communities (pages 690–701)
Christopher Baraloto, Olivier J. Hardy, C. E. Timothy Paine, Kyle G. Dexter, Corinne Cruaud, Luke T. Dunning, Mailyn-Adriana Gonzalez, Jean-François Molino, Daniel Sabatier, Vincent Savolainen and Jerome Chave
Article first published online: 14 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2012.01966.x
We provide the most comprehensive examination to date of the relative importance of environmental filtering and limiting similarity in structuring tropical tree communities. Our results confirm that environmental filtering is the overriding influence on community assembly in these species-rich systems.