Marine & Environmental Sciences Faculty Articles

Authors

Robert Muscarella, Uppsala University - Sweden; Aarhus University - Denmark
Thaise Emilio, University of Campinas - Brazil; Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - United Kingdom
Oliver L. Phillips, University of Leeds - United Kingdom
Simon L. Lewis, University of Leeds - United Kingdom; University College London - United Kingdom
Ferry Slik, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
William J. Baker, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - United Kingdom
Thomas L. P. Couvreur, University of Montpellier - France
Wolf L. Eiserhardt, Aarhus University - Denmark; Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - United Kingdom
Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus University - Denmark
Kofi Affum-Baffoe, Ghana Forestry Commission
Shin-Ichiro Aiba, Hokkaido University Sapporo - Japan
Everton C. de Almeida, Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará - Santarém, Brazil
Samuel S. de Almeida, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi - Belem, Brazil
Edmar Almeida de Oliveira, Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso - Nova Xavantina, Brazil
Esteban Alvarez-Davila, Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia - Bogotá, Colombia
Luciana F. Alves, University of California
Carlos Mariano Alvez-Valles, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos - Lima, Peru
Fabricio Alvim Carvalho, Universidad Federal de Juiz de Fora - Brazil
Fernando Alzate Guarin, Universidad de Antioquia - Medellin, Colombia
Ana Andrade, National Institute for Amazonian Research - Brazil; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Luis E. O. C. Aragao, National Institute for Space Research - Brazil; University of Exeter - United Kingdom
Alejandro Araujo Murakami, Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno - Bolivia
Luzmila Arroyo, Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University - Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Peter S. Ashton, Harvard University
Gerardo A. Aymard Corredor, Compensation International Progress S.A - Bogotá, Colombia; Herbario Universitario - Mesa de Cavacas, Venezuela
Timothy R. Baker, University of Leeds - United Kingdom
Plinio Barbosa de Camargo, Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture - Brazil
Jos Barlow, Lancaster University - United Kingdom
Jean-Francois Bastin, Institute of Integrative Biology - Switzerland
Natacha Nssi Bengone, National Agency of National Parks of Gabon
Erika Berenguer, Lancaster University - United Kingdom; University of Oxford - United Kingdom
Nicholas Berry, The Landscapes and Livelihoods Group - United Kingdom
Lilian Blanc, CIRAD - France; University of Montpellier - France
Katrin Bohning-Gaese, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre - Frankfurt, Germany; Goethe University - Frankfurt, Germany
Damien Bonal, Université de Lorraine - France
Frans Bongers, Wageningen University - The Netherlands
Matt Bradford, CSIRO Land and Water - Australia
Fabian Brambach, University of Goettingen - Germany
Francis Q. Brearley, Manchester Metropolitan University - United Kingdom
Steven W. Brewer, Wild Earth Allies
Jose L. C. Camargo, National Institute for Amazonian Research - Brazil; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
David G. Campbell, Grinnell College
Carolina V. Castilho, Universidade Federal de Roraima - Brazil
Wendeson Castro, SOS AMazonia - Brazil
Damien Catchpole, University of Tasmania - Australia
Carlos E. Ceron Martinez, Universidad Central del Ecuador - Quito
Shengbin Chen, Chengdu University of Technology - China
Phourin Chhang, Cambodia Forestry Administration
Percival Cho, Belize Forest Department
Wanlop Chutipong, King Mongut's Institute of Technology Thonburi - Thailand
Connie Clark, Duke University
Murray Collins, University of Edinburgh - United Kingdom
James A. Comiskey, National Park Service; Smithsonian Institution
Massiel Nataly Corrales Medina, Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa - Peru
Flavia R. C. Costa, National Institute for Amazonian Research - Brazil
Heike Culmsee, German Federal Foundation for the Environment
Heriberto David-Higuita, Universidad de Antioquia - Medellin, Colombia
Pirya Davidar, Sigur Nature Trust - India
Jhon del Aguila-Pasquel, Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana - Iquitos, Peru
Geraldine Derroire, Universite de la Guyane - France
Anthony Di Fiore, University of Texas at Austin
Tran Van Do, Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences
Jean-Louis Doucet, Liège University - Gembloux, Belgium
Aurelie Dourdain, Universite de la Guyane - France
Donald R. Drake, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Andreas Ensslin, University of Bern - Switzerland
Terry Erwin, Smithsonian Institution
Corneille E. N. Ewango, University of Kisangani - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Robert M. Ewers, Imperial College London - United Kingdom
Sophie Fauset, University of Plymouth - United Kingdom
Ted R. Feldpausch, University of Exeter - United Kingdom
Joice Ferreira, Amazônia Oriental - Belém, Brazil
Leandro Valle Ferreira, Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi - Belém, Brazil
Markus Fischer, University of Bern - Switzerland
Janet Franklin, University of California
Gabriella M. Fredriksson, Pro Natura Foundation - Indonesia
Thomas W. Gillespie, University of California
Martin Gilpin, University of Leeds - United Kingdom
Christelle Gonmadje, University of Yaounde - Cameroon; National Herbarium - Cameroon
Arachchige Upali Nimal Gunatilleke, University of Peradeniya - Sri Lanka
Khalid Rehman Hakeem, King Abdulaziz University - Saudi Arabia
Jefferson S. Hall, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Keith C. Hamer, University of Leeds - United Kingdom
David J. Harris, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - United Kingdom
Rhett D. Harrison, World Agroforestry - Zambia
Andrew Hector, University of Oxford - United Kingdom
Andreas Hemp, University of Bayreuth - Germany
Bruno Herault, Centre International de Recherche en Agronomie pour le Développement - France; Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny - Ivory Coast
Carlos Gabriel Hidalgo Pizango, Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana - Iquitos, Peru
Euridice N. Honorio Corando, Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana - Iquitos, Peru
Wannes Hubau, University of Leeds - United Kingdom; Royal Museum for Central Africa - Tervuren, Belgium
Mohammad Shah Hussain, University of Delhi - India
Faridah-Hanum Ibrahim, Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus - Malaysia
Nobuo Imai, Tokyo University of Agriculture - Japan
Carlos A. Joly, University of Campinas - Brazil
Shijo Joseph, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies - India
Anitha K, Rainforest Traditions - India
Kuswata Kartawinata, The Field Museum of Natural History; Indonesian Institute of Sciences - Cibinong
Justin Kassi, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny - Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Timothy J. Killeen, Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno - Bolivia
Kanehiro Kitayama, Kyoto University - Japan
Bente Bang Klitgard, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - United Kingdom
Robert Kooyman, Macquarie University - Australia; Royal Botanic Gardens - Australia
Nicolas Labriere, CNRS - France
Eileen Larney, TEAM - Ranomafana, Thailand; Zoological Society of London - Thailand
Yves Laumonier, CIRAD - France
Susan G. Laurance, James Cook University - Australia
William F. Laurance, James Cook University - Australia
Michael J. Lawes, University of KwaZulu_Natal - South Africa
Aurora Levesley, University of Leeds - United Kingdom
Janvier Lisingo, Kisangani University - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Thomas Lovejoy, George Mason University
Jon C. Lovett, University of Leeds - United Kingdom; Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - United Kingdom
Xinghui Lu, Liaocheng University - China
Anne Mette Lykke, Aarhus University - Denmark
William E. Magnusson, National Institute for Amazonian Research - Brazil
Ni Putu Diana Mahayani, Universitas Gadjah Mada - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yadvinder Malhi, University of Oxford - United Kingdom
Asyraf Mansor, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Jon Luis Marcelo Peña, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina - Peru; Universidade de São Paulo - Brazil
Ben Hur Marimon Jr., Universidad do Estado de Mato Grosso - Brazil
Andrew R. Marshall, University of the Sunshine Coast - Australia; University of York - United Kingdom; Flamingo Land - United Kingdom
Karina Melgaco, University of Leeds - United Kingdom
Casimiro Mendoza Bautista, Escuela de Ciencias Forestales de la Universidad Mayor de San Simón - Bolivia
Vianet Mihindou, Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux - Gabon; Ministere de la Floret et de l'Environnement - Gabon
Jerome Millet, French Agency for Biodiversity
William Milliken, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - United Kingdom
D. Mohandass, Novel Research Academy - India
Abel Lorenzo Monteagudo Mendoza, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco - Peru
Badru Mugerwa, Mbarara University of Science and Technology - Uganda
Hidetoshi Nagamasu, Kyoto University - Japan
Laszlo Nagy, University of Campinas - Brazil
Naret Seuaturien, WWF Thailand
Marcelo T. Nascimento, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro - Brazil
David A. Neill, Universidad Estatal Amazónica - Puyo, Ecuador
Luiz Menini Neto, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora - Brazil
Rueben Nilus, Sabah Forestry Department - Malaysia
Mario Percy Nuñez Vargas, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco - Peru
Eddy Nurtjahya, Universitas Bangka Belitung - Merawang, Indonesia
R. Nazare O. de Araujo, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia - Manaus, Brazil
Onrizal Onrizal, Universitas Sumatera Utara - Medan, Indonesia
Walter A. Palacios, Universidad Técnica del Norte - Quito, Ecuador
Sonia Palacios-Ramos, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina - Lima, Peru
Marc Parren, Wageningen University - The Netherlands
Ekanada Paudel, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology,
Paulo S. Morandi, Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso - Nova Xavantina, Brazil
R. Toby Pennington, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - United Kingdom; University of Exeter - United Kingdom
Georgia Picavance, University of Leeds - United Kingdom
John J. Pipoly III, Broward County Parks & Recreation DivisionFollow
Nigel C. A. Pitman, Chicago Field Museum
Erny Poedjirahajoe, Universitas Gadjah Mada - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Lourens Poorter, Wageningen University - The Netherlands
John R. Poulsen, Duke University
P. Rama Chandra Prasad, International Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad, India
Adriana Prieto, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogota
Jean-Philippe Puyravaud, Sigur Nature Trust - India
Lan Qie, University of Lincoln - United Kingdom
Carlos A. Quesada, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia - Brazil
Hirma Ramirez-Angulo, Universidad de los Andes - Merida, Venezuela
Jean Claude Razafimahaimodison, University of Fianarantsoa - Madagascar
Jan Meindert Reitsma, Culemborg - The Netherlands
Edilson J. Requena-Rojas, Universidad Continental - Peru
Zoraya Restrepo Correa, COL-TREE Corporation - Colombia
Carlos Reynel Rodriguez, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina - Lima, Peru
Anand Roopsind, Boise State University
Francesco Rovero, University of Florence - Italy; Museo delle Scienze - Italy
Andes Rozak, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Agustin Rudas Lleras, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogota
Ervan Rutishauser, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Gemma Rutten, University of Bern - Switzerland
Ruwan Punchi-Manage, University of Peradeniya - Sri Lanka
Rafael P. Salomao, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi - Belem, Brazil; Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia-UFRA - Belem, Brazil
Hoang Van Sam, Vietnam National University of Forestry - Hanoi
Swapan Kumar Sarker, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology - Bangladesh
Manichanh Satdichanh, Chinese Academy of Sciences - Kunming; World Agroforestry Centre - Kunming, China
Juliana Schietti, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia - Brazil
Christine B. Schmitt, University of Bonn - Germany; University of Freiburg - Germany
Beatriz Schwantes Marimon, University of the Sunshine Coast - Australia
Feyera Senbeta, Addis Ababa University - Ethiopia
Lila Nath Sharma, ForestAction Nepal
Douglas Sheil, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Rodrigo Sierra, GeoIS
Javier E. Silva-Espejo, Universidad de La Serena - Chile
Marcos Silveira, Universidade Federal do Acre - Brazil
Bonaventure Sonke, University of Yaoundé - Cameroon
Marc K. Steininger, University of Maryland
Robert Steinmetz, WWF Thailand
Tariq Stevart, Missouri Botanical Garden
Raman Sukumar, Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore
Aisha Sultana, University of Delhi - India
Terry C. H. Sunderland, University of British Columbia - Canada; Centre for International Forestry Research - Indonesia
Hebbalalu Satyanarayana Suresh, Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore
Jianwei Tang, Chinese Academy of Sciences - Menglun
Edmund Tanner, University of Cambridge - United Kingdom
Hans ter Steege, Naturalis Biodiversity Center - The Netherlands; Vrije University - The Netherlands
John W. Terborgh, University of Florida; James Cook University - Australia
Ida Theilade, University of Copenhagen - Denmark
Jonathan Timberlake
Armando Torres-Lezama, Universidad de Los Andes - Venezuela
Peter Umunay, Yale University
Maria Uriarte, Columbia University
Luis Valenzuela Gamarra, Jardín Botánico de Missouri - Peru
Martin van de Bult, Thailand Social Development Department
Peter van der Hout, Van der Hout Förestry Consulting - The Netherlands
Rodolfo Vasquez Martinez, Herbario Selva Central Oxapampa - Peru
Ima Celia Guimaraes Vieira, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi - Belem, Brazil
Simone A. Vieira, University of Campinas - Brazil
Emilio Vilanova, University of California
Jeanneth Villalobos Cayo, Universidad Mayor Real and Pontifical de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca - Bolivia
Ophelia Wang, Northern Arizona University
Campbell O. Webb, University of Alaska
Edward L. Webb, National University of Singapore
Lee White, Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux - Gabon; Institut de Recherche en Ecologie Tropicale - Gabon; University of Stirling - United Kingdom
Timothy J. S. Whitfeld, University of Minnesota
Serge Wich, Liverpool John Moores University - United Kingdom; University of Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Simon Willcock, Bangor University - United Kingdom
Susan K. Wiser, Landcare Research - New Zealand
Kenneth R. Young, University of Texas at Austin
Rahmad Zakaria, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Runguo Zang, Chinese Academy of Forestry - Beijing
Charles E. Zartman, National Institute for Amazonian Research - Brazil
Irie Casimir Zo-Bi, Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny - Ivory Coast
Henrik Balslev, Aarhus University - Denmark

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-8-2020

Publication Title

Global Ecology and Biogeography

Keywords

Above-ground biomass, Abundance patterns, Arecaceae, Local abiotic conditions, Neotrpics, Pantropical biogeography, Tropical rainforest, Wood density

ISSN

1466-8238

First Page

1

Last Page

20

Abstract

Aim

Palms are an iconic, diverse and often abundant component of tropical ecosystems that provide many ecosystem services. Being monocots, tree palms are evolutionarily, morphologically and physiologically distinct from other trees, and these differences have important consequences for ecosystem services (e.g., carbon sequestration and storage) and in terms of responses to climate change. We quantified global patterns of tree palm relative abundance to help improve understanding of tropical forests and reduce uncertainty about these ecosystems under climate change.

Location

Tropical and subtropical moist forests.

Time period

Current.

Major taxa studied

Palms (Arecaceae).

Methods

We assembled a pantropical dataset of 2,548 forest plots (covering 1,191 ha) and quantified tree palm (i.e., ≥10 cm diameter at breast height) abundance relative to co‐occurring non‐palm trees. We compared the relative abundance of tree palms across biogeographical realms and tested for associations with palaeoclimate stability, current climate, edaphic conditions and metrics of forest structure.

Results

On average, the relative abundance of tree palms was more than five times larger between Neotropical locations and other biogeographical realms. Tree palms were absent in most locations outside the Neotropics but present in >80% of Neotropical locations. The relative abundance of tree palms was more strongly associated with local conditions (e.g., higher mean annual precipitation, lower soil fertility, shallower water table and lower plot mean wood density) than metrics of long‐term climate stability. Life‐form diversity also influenced the patterns; palm assemblages outside the Neotropics comprise many non‐tree (e.g., climbing) palms. Finally, we show that tree palms can influence estimates of above‐ground biomass, but the magnitude and direction of the effect require additional work.

Conclusions

Tree palms are not only quintessentially tropical, but they are also overwhelmingly Neotropical. Future work to understand the contributions of tree palms to biomass estimates and carbon cycling will be particularly crucial in Neotropical forests.

Comments

© 2020 The Authors. Global Ecology and Biogeography published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Additional Comments

Grant/Award Number: 4181-00158; H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Grant/Award Number: 706011; Brazilian National Research Council, Grant/Award Number: CNPq/PELD 403710/2012-0 and Universal 459941/2014-3; Natural Environment Research Council, Grant/Award Number: NE/N012542/1; H2020 European Research Council, Grant/Award Number: 291585; Vetenskapsrådet, Grant/ Award Number: 2019-03758; Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, Grant/Award Number: Finance Code 001; Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, Grant/Award Number: 2003/12595-7 and 2012/51509- 8; Villum Fonden, Grant/Award Number: 00025354 and 16549

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-7977-9496

ResearcherID

C-6533-2012

DOI

10.1111/geb.13123

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