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Functional biogeography of Neotropical moist forests : Trait–climate relationships and assembly patterns of tree communities. / Pinho, B.X.; Tabarelli, M.; ter Braak, C.J.F.; Wright, S.J.; Arroyo-Rodríguez, V.; Benchimol, M.; Engelbrecht, B.M.J.; Pierce, S.; Hietz, P.; Santos, B.A.; Peres, C.A.; Müller, S.C.; Wright, I.J.; Bongers, F.; Lohbeck, M.; Niinemets, Ü.; Slot, M.; Jansen, S.; Jamelli, D.; de Lima, R.A.F.; Swenson, N.; Condit, R.; Barlow, J.; Slik, F.; Hernández-Ruedas, M.A.; Mendes, G.; Martínez-Ramos, M.; Pitman, N.; Kraft, N.; Garwood, N.; Guevara Andino, J.E.; Faria, D.; Chacón-Madrigal, E.; Mariano-Neto, E.; Júnior, V.; Kattge, J.; Melo, F.P.L.

In: Global Ecology and Biogeography, Vol. 30, No. 7, 30.07.2021, p. 1430-1446.

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Pinho, BX, Tabarelli, M, ter Braak, CJF, Wright, SJ, Arroyo-Rodríguez, V, Benchimol, M, Engelbrecht, BMJ, Pierce, S, Hietz, P, Santos, BA, Peres, CA, Müller, SC, Wright, IJ, Bongers, F, Lohbeck, M, Niinemets, Ü, Slot, M, Jansen, S, Jamelli, D, de Lima, RAF, Swenson, N, Condit, R, Barlow, J, Slik, F, Hernández-Ruedas, MA, Mendes, G, Martínez-Ramos, M, Pitman, N, Kraft, N, Garwood, N, Guevara Andino, JE, Faria, D, Chacón-Madrigal, E, Mariano-Neto, E, Júnior, V, Kattge, J & Melo, FPL 2021, 'Functional biogeography of Neotropical moist forests: Trait–climate relationships and assembly patterns of tree communities', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 1430-1446. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13309

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Pinho, B. X., Tabarelli, M., ter Braak, C. J. F., Wright, S. J., Arroyo-Rodríguez, V., Benchimol, M., Engelbrecht, B. M. J., Pierce, S., Hietz, P., Santos, B. A., Peres, C. A., Müller, S. C., Wright, I. J., Bongers, F., Lohbeck, M., Niinemets, Ü., Slot, M., Jansen, S., Jamelli, D., ... Melo, F. P. L. (2021). Functional biogeography of Neotropical moist forests: Trait–climate relationships and assembly patterns of tree communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 30(7), 1430-1446. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13309

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Pinho BX, Tabarelli M, ter Braak CJF, Wright SJ, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Benchimol M et al. Functional biogeography of Neotropical moist forests: Trait–climate relationships and assembly patterns of tree communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 2021 Jul 30;30(7):1430-1446. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13309

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Pinho, B.X. ; Tabarelli, M. ; ter Braak, C.J.F. ; Wright, S.J. ; Arroyo-Rodríguez, V. ; Benchimol, M. ; Engelbrecht, B.M.J. ; Pierce, S. ; Hietz, P. ; Santos, B.A. ; Peres, C.A. ; Müller, S.C. ; Wright, I.J. ; Bongers, F. ; Lohbeck, M. ; Niinemets, Ü. ; Slot, M. ; Jansen, S. ; Jamelli, D. ; de Lima, R.A.F. ; Swenson, N. ; Condit, R. ; Barlow, J. ; Slik, F. ; Hernández-Ruedas, M.A. ; Mendes, G. ; Martínez-Ramos, M. ; Pitman, N. ; Kraft, N. ; Garwood, N. ; Guevara Andino, J.E. ; Faria, D. ; Chacón-Madrigal, E. ; Mariano-Neto, E. ; Júnior, V. ; Kattge, J. ; Melo, F.P.L. / Functional biogeography of Neotropical moist forests : Trait–climate relationships and assembly patterns of tree communities. In: Global Ecology and Biogeography. 2021 ; Vol. 30, No. 7. pp. 1430-1446.

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title = "Functional biogeography of Neotropical moist forests: Trait–climate relationships and assembly patterns of tree communities",
abstract = "Aim: Here we examine the functional profile of regional tree species pools across the latitudinal distribution of Neotropical moist forests, and test trait–climate relationships among local communities. We expected opportunistic strategies (acquisitive traits, small seeds) to be overrepresented in species pools further from the equator, but also in terms of abundance in local communities in currently wetter, warmer and more seasonal climates. Location: Neotropics. Time period: Recent. Major taxa studied: Trees. Methods: We obtained abundance data from 471 plots across nine Neotropical regions, including c. 100,000 trees of 3,417 species, in addition to six functional traits. We compared occurrence-based trait distributions among regional species pools, and evaluated single trait–climate relationships across local communities using community abundance-weighted means (CWMs). Multivariate trait–climate relationships were assessed by a double-constrained correspondence analysis that tests both how CWMs relate to climate and how species distributions, parameterized by niche centroids in climate space, relate to their traits. Results: Regional species pools were undistinguished in functional terms, but opportunistic strategies dominated local communities further from the equator, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere. Climate explained up to 57% of the variation in CWM traits, with increasing prevalence of lower-statured, light-wooded and softer-leaved species bearing smaller seeds in more seasonal, wetter and warmer climates. Species distributions were significantly but weakly related to functional traits. Main conclusions: Neotropical moist forest regions share similar sets of functional strategies, from which local assembly processes, driven by current climatic conditions, select for species with different functional strategies. We can thus expect functional responses to climate change driven by changes in relative abundances of species already present regionally. Particularly, equatorial forests holding the most conservative traits and large seeds are likely to experience the most severe changes if climate change triggers the proliferation of opportunistic tree species.  ",
keywords = "climate change, climate seasonality, community assembly, functional composition, functional traits, latitude, precipitation, species pool, temperature",
author = "B.X. Pinho and M. Tabarelli and {ter Braak}, C.J.F. and S.J. Wright and V. Arroyo-Rodr{\'i}guez and M. Benchimol and B.M.J. Engelbrecht and S. Pierce and P. Hietz and B.A. Santos and C.A. Peres and S.C. M{\"u}ller and I.J. Wright and F. Bongers and M. Lohbeck and {\"U}. Niinemets and M. Slot and S. Jansen and D. Jamelli and {de Lima}, R.A.F. and N. Swenson and R. Condit and J. Barlow and F. Slik and M.A. Hern{\'a}ndez-Ruedas and G. Mendes and M. Mart{\'i}nez-Ramos and N. Pitman and N. Kraft and N. Garwood and {Guevara Andino}, J.E. and D. Faria and E. Chac{\'o}n-Madrigal and E. Mariano-Neto and V. J{\'u}nior and J. Kattge and F.P.L. Melo",
note = "This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Pinho, BX, Tabarelli, M, ter Braak, C, et al. Functional biogeography of Neotropical moist forests: Trait–climate relationships and assembly patterns of tree communities. Global Ecol Biogeogr. 2021; 30: 1430– 1446. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13309 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geb.13309 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving. ",
year = "2021",
month = jul,
day = "30",
doi = "10.1111/geb.13309",
language = "English",
volume = "30",
pages = "1430--1446",
journal = "Global Ecology and Biogeography",
issn = "1466-822X",
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number = "7",

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RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Functional biogeography of Neotropical moist forests

T2 - Trait–climate relationships and assembly patterns of tree communities

AU - Pinho, B.X.

AU - Tabarelli, M.

AU - ter Braak, C.J.F.

AU - Wright, S.J.

AU - Arroyo-Rodríguez, V.

AU - Benchimol, M.

AU - Engelbrecht, B.M.J.

AU - Pierce, S.

AU - Hietz, P.

AU - Santos, B.A.

AU - Peres, C.A.

AU - Müller, S.C.

AU - Wright, I.J.

AU - Bongers, F.

AU - Lohbeck, M.

AU - Niinemets, Ü.

AU - Slot, M.

AU - Jansen, S.

AU - Jamelli, D.

AU - de Lima, R.A.F.

AU - Swenson, N.

AU - Condit, R.

AU - Barlow, J.

AU - Slik, F.

AU - Hernández-Ruedas, M.A.

AU - Mendes, G.

AU - Martínez-Ramos, M.

AU - Pitman, N.

AU - Kraft, N.

AU - Garwood, N.

AU - Guevara Andino, J.E.

AU - Faria, D.

AU - Chacón-Madrigal, E.

AU - Mariano-Neto, E.

AU - Júnior, V.

AU - Kattge, J.

AU - Melo, F.P.L.

N1 - This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Pinho, BX, Tabarelli, M, ter Braak, C, et al. Functional biogeography of Neotropical moist forests: Trait–climate relationships and assembly patterns of tree communities. Global Ecol Biogeogr. 2021; 30: 1430– 1446. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13309 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geb.13309 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

PY - 2021/7/30

Y1 - 2021/7/30

N2 - Aim: Here we examine the functional profile of regional tree species pools across the latitudinal distribution of Neotropical moist forests, and test trait–climate relationships among local communities. We expected opportunistic strategies (acquisitive traits, small seeds) to be overrepresented in species pools further from the equator, but also in terms of abundance in local communities in currently wetter, warmer and more seasonal climates. Location: Neotropics. Time period: Recent. Major taxa studied: Trees. Methods: We obtained abundance data from 471 plots across nine Neotropical regions, including c. 100,000 trees of 3,417 species, in addition to six functional traits. We compared occurrence-based trait distributions among regional species pools, and evaluated single trait–climate relationships across local communities using community abundance-weighted means (CWMs). Multivariate trait–climate relationships were assessed by a double-constrained correspondence analysis that tests both how CWMs relate to climate and how species distributions, parameterized by niche centroids in climate space, relate to their traits. Results: Regional species pools were undistinguished in functional terms, but opportunistic strategies dominated local communities further from the equator, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere. Climate explained up to 57% of the variation in CWM traits, with increasing prevalence of lower-statured, light-wooded and softer-leaved species bearing smaller seeds in more seasonal, wetter and warmer climates. Species distributions were significantly but weakly related to functional traits. Main conclusions: Neotropical moist forest regions share similar sets of functional strategies, from which local assembly processes, driven by current climatic conditions, select for species with different functional strategies. We can thus expect functional responses to climate change driven by changes in relative abundances of species already present regionally. Particularly, equatorial forests holding the most conservative traits and large seeds are likely to experience the most severe changes if climate change triggers the proliferation of opportunistic tree species.  

AB - Aim: Here we examine the functional profile of regional tree species pools across the latitudinal distribution of Neotropical moist forests, and test trait–climate relationships among local communities. We expected opportunistic strategies (acquisitive traits, small seeds) to be overrepresented in species pools further from the equator, but also in terms of abundance in local communities in currently wetter, warmer and more seasonal climates. Location: Neotropics. Time period: Recent. Major taxa studied: Trees. Methods: We obtained abundance data from 471 plots across nine Neotropical regions, including c. 100,000 trees of 3,417 species, in addition to six functional traits. We compared occurrence-based trait distributions among regional species pools, and evaluated single trait–climate relationships across local communities using community abundance-weighted means (CWMs). Multivariate trait–climate relationships were assessed by a double-constrained correspondence analysis that tests both how CWMs relate to climate and how species distributions, parameterized by niche centroids in climate space, relate to their traits. Results: Regional species pools were undistinguished in functional terms, but opportunistic strategies dominated local communities further from the equator, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere. Climate explained up to 57% of the variation in CWM traits, with increasing prevalence of lower-statured, light-wooded and softer-leaved species bearing smaller seeds in more seasonal, wetter and warmer climates. Species distributions were significantly but weakly related to functional traits. Main conclusions: Neotropical moist forest regions share similar sets of functional strategies, from which local assembly processes, driven by current climatic conditions, select for species with different functional strategies. We can thus expect functional responses to climate change driven by changes in relative abundances of species already present regionally. Particularly, equatorial forests holding the most conservative traits and large seeds are likely to experience the most severe changes if climate change triggers the proliferation of opportunistic tree species.  

KW - climate change

KW - climate seasonality

KW - community assembly

KW - functional composition

KW - functional traits

KW - latitude

KW - precipitation

KW - species pool

KW - temperature

U2 - 10.1111/geb.13309

DO - 10.1111/geb.13309

M3 - Journal article

VL - 30

SP - 1430

EP - 1446

JO - Global Ecology and Biogeography

JF - Global Ecology and Biogeography

SN - 1466-822X

IS - 7

ER -