Tagged: diversity


Revisiting spatial scale in the productivity-species richness relationship: fundamental issues and global change implications

The rela­tion­ship between cli­mate and biod­iversity has been long debated. In a chan­ging envir­on­ment, there is new emphasis to resolve this debate for prac­tical reas­ons: to man­age con­ser­va­tion efforts we need to under­stand how diversity…

Tree phenology imposes an imprint on epiphyte assemblages from leaf physiology to community composition (Photo credit: Helena Einzmann)

Host tree phenology affects vascular epiphytes at the physiological, demographic and community level

The pro­cesses that gov­ern diverse trop­ical plant com­munit­ies have rarely been stud­ied in life-forms other than trees. Structurally depend­ent vas­cu­lar epi­phytes, a major part of trop­ical biod­iversity, grow in a three-dimensional mat­rix defined by their hosts,…