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- Barry, Kathryn E., et al. Show all 17 Authors
- Ecosphere 2018 v.9 no.5 pp. e02226
- biocenosis; field experimentation; habitats; mycorrhizae; mycorrhizal fungi; plant competition; soil biota; species diversity; trees
- ... The widely observed positive relationship between plant diversity and ecosystem functioning is thought to be substantially driven by complementary resource use of plant species. Recent work suggests that biotic interactions among plants and between plants and soil organisms drive key aspects of resource use complementarity. Here, we provide a conceptual framework for integrating positive biotic in ...
- Barry, Kathryn E., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Biotropica 2015 v.47 no.6 pp. 672-680
- abandoned land; basal area; chronosequences; forest regeneration; forest succession; lianas; plant communities; secondary forests; species recruitment; stems; trees; tropical forests; woody plants; Panama
- ... Lianas (woody vines) can have profound effects on tree recruitment, growth, survival, and diversity in tropical forests. However, the dynamics of liana colonization soon after land abandonment are poorly understood, and thus it is unknown whether lianas alter tree regeneration early in succession. We examined the liana community in 43 forests that ranged from 1 to 31 yr old in central Panama to de ...