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Maintenance of tree phylogenetic diversity in a highly fragmented rainforest
 

Summary: Maintenance of tree phylogenetic diversity in a highly
fragmented rainforest
Vi´ctor Arroyo-Rodri´guez1
*, Jeannine Cavender-Bares2
, Federico Escobar3
,
Felipe P. L. Melo4
, Marcelo Tabarelli4
and Bra´ ulio A. Santos1,4
1
Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Auto´noma de Me´xico (UNAM), Morelia, Michoaca´n,
Mexico; 2
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA; 3
Red
de Ecoetologi´a, Instituto de Ecologi´a A.C., AP 63, 91000, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico; and 4
Departamento de Bota^nica,
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE 50670-901, Brazil
Summary
1. Deforestation and forest fragmentation can drive species to local extinction, potentially chang-
ing the phylogenetic community structure and diversity of remaining assemblages. We test this

  

Source: Arroyo Rodríguez, Víctor - Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology