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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Florestas - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2018
Type of Material: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Authors: CYSNEIROS, V. C.
MATTOS, P. P. de
SOUZA, L. de
Additional Information: Vinicius 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.
Title: Spatial patterns and interactions of dominant tree species in an Amazon tropical rainforest.
Publisher: Revista de Biologia Tropical, v. 66, n. 3, p. 1009-1017, Sept. 2018.
Language: en
Keywords: Timber species
Interspecific associations
Kernel density estimator
Inhomogeneous K-function
Astronium lecointei
Peltogyne paniculata
Distribuição espacial
Espécie madeireira
Description: Knowledge 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.
Thesagro: Dinizia Excelsa
Espécie Nativa
NAL Thesaurus: Spatial distribution
Data Created: 2018-08-31
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