2019
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4859
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Abstract: The conspecific negative density dependence hypothesis states that mortality of young trees (seedlings and saplings) is higher near conspecific adults due to mechanisms such as allelopathy, intraspecific competition, and pest facilitation, explaining why in the tropics, most of plant species tend to be rare and live dispersed. However, there are some tree species that defy this expectation and grow in large clusters of conspecific juveniles and adults. We hypothesize that conspecifics living in clusters show h… Show more

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“…As predicted, variation in morphological and chemical traits is mainly driven by habitat and developmental stage. In line with previous work in tropical forests, forest habitat appears as an important driver of leaf chemical traits (Kraft et al, 2008;Katabuchi et al, 2012;Fortunel et al, 2014), whereas developmental stage mostly impacts morphological traits (Kitajima et al, 2013;Cobo-Quinche et al, 2019). Interestingly, variation in physiological, morphological, and chemical traits with developmental stage is overall independent of habitats, which suggests that ontogenetic trajectories are primarily shaped by inherent developmental constraints within species.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 87%
“…As predicted, variation in morphological and chemical traits is mainly driven by habitat and developmental stage. In line with previous work in tropical forests, forest habitat appears as an important driver of leaf chemical traits (Kraft et al, 2008;Katabuchi et al, 2012;Fortunel et al, 2014), whereas developmental stage mostly impacts morphological traits (Kitajima et al, 2013;Cobo-Quinche et al, 2019). Interestingly, variation in physiological, morphological, and chemical traits with developmental stage is overall independent of habitats, which suggests that ontogenetic trajectories are primarily shaped by inherent developmental constraints within species.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 87%
“…The use of trait-based approaches to explore species responses to their biotic and abiotic environment are central to our understanding of the structure of natural assemblages [95], proving effective in tropical rainforests (e.g. [96,97]). Here, we report a consistent pattern of habitat specialization linked to the evolution of flight traits.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Specific leaf area (SLA) was evaluated on 45 mm diameter leaf discs, avoiding the midvein, recording fresh and dry mass with the portable balance to calculate water content. Leaf toughness was evaluated as the force to fracture the leaf lamina using a penetrometer (Cobo-Quinche et al, 2019). Trichome density, water content and SLA were also measured on open habitat S. myriacanthum.…”
Section: Leaf Traitsmentioning
confidence: 99%