Are the dynamics of tropical forests dominated by large and rare disturbance events?

Lloyd, Jon, Gloor, Emanuel U., and Lewis, Simon L. (2009) Are the dynamics of tropical forests dominated by large and rare disturbance events? Ecology Letters, 12 (12). E19-E21.

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Abstract

A recent Ecology Letters paper of Fisher et al. (2008) utilized a modelling framework to investigate disturbance effects on forest biomass dynamics. But it contains serious methodological and conceptual errors. Associated conclusions are unlikely to be correct.

Item ID: 17997
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1461-0248
Keywords: tropical forests, disturbance, mortality, carbon
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2011 22:34
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060208 Terrestrial Ecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9699 Other Environment > 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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