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dc.contributor.authorCYSNEIROS, V. C.
dc.contributor.authorDALMASO, C. A.
dc.contributor.authorPELISSARI, A. L.
dc.contributor.authorMATTOS, P. P. de
dc.contributor.authorSOUZA, L. de
dc.contributor.authorMACHADO, S. do A.
dc.identifier.citationRevista de Biologia Tropical, v. 66, n. 3, p. 1009-1017, Sept. 2018.
dc.descriptionKnowledge of spatial patterns and interactions of tree species allows for understanding the ecological processes of spatiotemporal structures of tropical forests, becoming essential for the establishment of strategies for the conservation and management of their resources in the long term. The aim of this study was to investigate the spatial patterns and interactions of Astronium lecointei, Dinizia excelsa and Peltogyne paniculata, three dominant timber tree species in the Jamari National Forest, Rondônia, Brazilian Amazon. The Kernel estimator was used aiming to verify the possible influence of first-order factors on species distributions. Inhomogeneous K-functions were applied to analyze species spatial patterns and interactions by means of second-order factors. Univariate analyses revealed different scale-dependent spatial patterns for the species. Aggregation related to ecological characteristics, such as habitat preference and dispersal limitation, was verified for A. lecointei and P. paniculata. D. excelsa presented a random spatial pattern, explained by specific features of its establishment, such as the need for clearings due to light requirements. Interspecific associations were evidenced by bivariate analyses, in which spatial attraction of species resulted from the same preference for microhabitats and the repulsion was a result of niche segregation.
dc.subjectTimber species
dc.subjectInterspecific associations
dc.subjectKernel density estimator
dc.subjectInhomogeneous K-function
dc.subjectAstronium lecointei
dc.subjectPeltogyne paniculata
dc.subjectDistribuição espacial
dc.subjectEspécie madeireira
dc.titleSpatial patterns and interactions of dominant tree species in an Amazon tropical rainforest.
dc.typeArtigo de periódico
dc.subject.thesagroDinizia Excelsa
dc.subject.thesagroEspécie Nativa
dc.subject.nalthesaurusSpatial distribution
dc.contributor.institutionVinicius Costa Cysneiros, UFPR; Cilmar Antônio Dalmaso, UFPR; Allan Libanio Pelissari, UFPR; PATRICIA POVOA DE MATTOS, CNPF; Luizinho de Souza, Amata Brasil Company; Sebastião do Amaral Machado, UFPR.
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