Article

Effects of the Flooding Gradient on Tree Community Diversity in Várzea Forests of the Purus River, Central Amazon, Brazil

Citation

Luize BG, Silva TSF, Wittmann F, Assis RL & Venticinque EM (2015) Effects of the Flooding Gradient on Tree Community Diversity in Várzea Forests of the Purus River, Central Amazon, Brazil. Biotropica, 47 (2), pp. 137-142. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.12203

Abstract
Amazonian floodplain forests have remarkable variation in tree diversity and structure related to flood duration. We assessed how floodplain forests respond to the continuum flooding gradient and found that Fisher's α values vary up to seven times across the landscape.

Keywords
environmental gradient; flood pulse; floodplain forests; wetlands

Journal
Biotropica: Volume 47, Issue 2

StatusPublished
FundersBrazilian National Research Council
Publication date31/03/2015
Publication date online13/02/2015
Date accepted by journal15/11/2014
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29224
ISSN0006-3606