Forest structure along a 600 km transect of natural disturbances and seasonality gradients in central-southern Amazonia
Juliana Schietti, Demétrius Martins, Thaise Emilio, Priscila F. Souza, Carolina Levis, Fabricio B. Baccaro, José Luiz Purri da Veiga Pinto, Gabriel M. Moulatlet, Scott C. Stark, Kelly Sarmento, R. Nazaré O. de Araújo, Flávia R. C. Costa, Jochen Schöngart, Carlos A. Quesada, Scott R. Saleska, Javier Tomasella and William E. Magnusson
Version of Record online: 31 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12596
Forests of central-southern Amazonia are not resource limited and accumulate most part of their biomass in small- to mid-sized trees. Disturbance gradients given by the frequency of storms and soil conditions and seasonality were investigated as possible underlying factors influencing this pattern and the variations in stem density, mean individual mass and ultimately above-ground woody biomass in these forests.