Tree mode of death and mortality risk factors across Amazon forests

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Tree mode of death and mortality risk factors across Amazon forests. / Esquivel-Muelbert, Adriane; Phillips, Oliver L.; Brienen, Roel J.W.; Fauset, Sophie; Sullivan, Martin J.P.; Baker, Timothy R.; Chao, Kuo Jung; Feldpausch, Ted R.; Gloor, Emanuel; Higuchi, Niro; Houwing-Duistermaat, Jeanne; Lloyd, Jon; Liu, Haiyan; Malhi, Yadvinder; Marimon, Beatriz; Marimon Junior, Ben Hur; Monteagudo-Mendoza, Abel; Poorter, Lourens; Silveira, Marcos; Torre, Emilio Vilanova; Dávila, Esteban Alvarez; del Aguila Pasquel, Jhon; Almeida, Everton; Loayza, Patricia Alvarez; Andrade, Ana; Aragão, Luiz E.O.C.; Araujo-Murakami, Alejandro; Arets, Eric; Arroyo, Luzmila; Aymard C, Gerardo A.; Baisie, Michel; Baraloto, Christopher; Camargo, Plínio Barbosa; Barroso, Jorcely; Blanc, Lilian; Bonal, Damien; Bongers, Frans; Boot, René; Brown, Foster; Burban, Benoit; Camargo, José Luís; Castro, Wendeson; Moscoso, Victor Chama; Chave, Jerome; Comiskey, James; Valverde, Fernando Cornejo; da Costa, Antonio Lola; Cardozo, Nallaret Davila; Di Fiore, Anthony; Dourdain, Aurélie; Erwin, Terry; Llampazo, Gerardo Flores; Vieira, Ima Célia Guimarães; Herrera, Rafael; Honorio Coronado, Eurídice; Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Isau; Jimenez-Rojas, Eliana; Killeen, Timothy; Laurance, Susan; Laurance, William; Levesley, Aurora; Lewis, Simon L.; Ladvocat, Karina Liana Lisboa Melgaço; Lopez-Gonzalez, Gabriela; Lovejoy, Thomas; Meir, Patrick; Mendoza, Casimiro; Morandi, Paulo; Neill, David; Nogueira Lima, Adriano José; Vargas, Percy Nuñez; de Oliveira, Edmar Almeida; Camacho, Nadir Pallqui; Pardo, Guido; Peacock, Julie; Peña-Claros, Marielos; Peñuela-Mora, Maria Cristina; Pickavance, Georgia; Pipoly, John; Pitman, Nigel; Prieto, Adriana; Pugh, Thomas A.M.; Quesada, Carlos; Ramirez-Angulo, Hirma; de Almeida Reis, Simone Matias; Rejou-Machain, Maxime; Correa, Zorayda Restrepo; Bayona, Lily Rodriguez; Rudas, Agustín; Salomão, Rafael; Serrano, Julio; Espejo, Javier Silva; Silva, Natalino; Singh, James; Stahl, Clement; Stropp, Juliana; Swamy, Varun; Talbot, Joey; ter Steege, Hans; Terborgh, John; Thomas, Raquel; Toledo, Marisol; Torres-Lezama, Armando; Gamarra, Luis Valenzuela; van der Heijden, Geertje; van der Meer, Peter; van der Hout, Peter; Martinez, Rodolfo Vasquez; Vieira, Simone Aparecida; Cayo, Jeanneth Villalobos; Vos, Vincent; Zagt, Roderick; Zuidema, Pieter; Galbraith, David.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 11, No. 1, 5515, 12.2020.

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Esquivel-Muelbert, A, Phillips, OL, Brienen, RJW, Fauset, S, Sullivan, MJP, Baker, TR, Chao, KJ, Feldpausch, TR, Gloor, E, Higuchi, N, Houwing-Duistermaat, J, Lloyd, J, Liu, H, Malhi, Y, Marimon, B, Marimon Junior, BH, Monteagudo-Mendoza, A, Poorter, L, Silveira, M, Torre, EV, Dávila, EA, del Aguila Pasquel, J, Almeida, E, Loayza, PA, Andrade, A, Aragão, LEOC, Araujo-Murakami, A, Arets, E, Arroyo, L, Aymard C, GA, Baisie, M, Baraloto, C, Camargo, PB, Barroso, J, Blanc, L, Bonal, D, Bongers, F, Boot, R, Brown, F, Burban, B, Camargo, JL, Castro, W, Moscoso, VC, Chave, J, Comiskey, J, Valverde, FC, da Costa, AL, Cardozo, ND, Di Fiore, A, Dourdain, A, Erwin, T, Llampazo, GF, Vieira, ICG, Herrera, R, Honorio Coronado, E, Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, I, Jimenez-Rojas, E, Killeen, T, Laurance, S, Laurance, W, Levesley, A, Lewis, SL, Ladvocat, KLLM, Lopez-Gonzalez, G, Lovejoy, T, Meir, P, Mendoza, C, Morandi, P, Neill, D, Nogueira Lima, AJ, Vargas, PN, de Oliveira, EA, Camacho, NP, Pardo, G, Peacock, J, Peña-Claros, M, Peñuela-Mora, MC, Pickavance, G, Pipoly, J, Pitman, N, Prieto, A, Pugh, TAM, Quesada, C, Ramirez-Angulo, H, de Almeida Reis, SM, Rejou-Machain, M, Correa, ZR, Bayona, LR, Rudas, A, Salomão, R, Serrano, J, Espejo, JS, Silva, N, Singh, J, Stahl, C, Stropp, J, Swamy, V, Talbot, J, ter Steege, H, Terborgh, J, Thomas, R, Toledo, M, Torres-Lezama, A, Gamarra, LV, van der Heijden, G, van der Meer, P, van der Hout, P, Martinez, RV, Vieira, SA, Cayo, JV, Vos, V, Zagt, R, Zuidema, P & Galbraith, D 2020, 'Tree mode of death and mortality risk factors across Amazon forests', Nature Communications, vol. 11, no. 1, 5515. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18996-3

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Esquivel-Muelbert, A., Phillips, O. L., Brienen, R. J. W., Fauset, S., Sullivan, M. J. P., Baker, T. R., Chao, K. J., Feldpausch, T. R., Gloor, E., Higuchi, N., Houwing-Duistermaat, J., Lloyd, J., Liu, H., Malhi, Y., Marimon, B., Marimon Junior, B. H., Monteagudo-Mendoza, A., Poorter, L., Silveira, M., ... Galbraith, D. (2020). Tree mode of death and mortality risk factors across Amazon forests. Nature Communications, 11(1), [5515]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18996-3

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Esquivel-Muelbert A, Phillips OL, Brienen RJW, Fauset S, Sullivan MJP, Baker TR, Chao KJ, Feldpausch TR, Gloor E, Higuchi N, Houwing-Duistermaat J, Lloyd J, Liu H, Malhi Y, Marimon B, Marimon Junior BH, Monteagudo-Mendoza A, Poorter L, Silveira M, Torre EV, Dávila EA, del Aguila Pasquel J, Almeida E, Loayza PA, Andrade A, Aragão LEOC, Araujo-Murakami A, Arets E, Arroyo L, Aymard C GA, Baisie M, Baraloto C, Camargo PB, Barroso J, Blanc L, Bonal D, Bongers F, Boot R, Brown F, Burban B, Camargo JL, Castro W, Moscoso VC, Chave J, Comiskey J, Valverde FC, da Costa AL, Cardozo ND, Di Fiore A, Dourdain A, Erwin T, Llampazo GF, Vieira ICG, Herrera R, Honorio Coronado E, Huamantupa-Chuquimaco I, Jimenez-Rojas E, Killeen T, Laurance S, Laurance W, Levesley A, Lewis SL, Ladvocat KLLM, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Lovejoy T, Meir P, Mendoza C, Morandi P, Neill D, Nogueira Lima AJ, Vargas PN, de Oliveira EA, Camacho NP, Pardo G, Peacock J, Peña-Claros M, Peñuela-Mora MC, Pickavance G, Pipoly J, Pitman N, Prieto A, Pugh TAM, Quesada C, Ramirez-Angulo H, de Almeida Reis SM, Rejou-Machain M, Correa ZR, Bayona LR, Rudas A, Salomão R, Serrano J, Espejo JS, Silva N, Singh J, Stahl C, Stropp J, Swamy V, Talbot J, ter Steege H, Terborgh J, Thomas R, Toledo M, Torres-Lezama A, Gamarra LV, van der Heijden G, van der Meer P, van der Hout P, Martinez RV, Vieira SA, Cayo JV, Vos V, Zagt R, Zuidema P, Galbraith D. 2020. Tree mode of death and mortality risk factors across Amazon forests. Nature Communications. 11(1):Article 5515. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18996-3

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Esquivel-Muelbert A, Phillips OL, Brienen RJW, Fauset S, Sullivan MJP, Baker TR et al. Tree mode of death and mortality risk factors across Amazon forests. Nature Communications. 2020 Dec;11(1). 5515. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18996-3

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Esquivel-Muelbert, Adriane ; Phillips, Oliver L. ; Brienen, Roel J.W. ; Fauset, Sophie ; Sullivan, Martin J.P. ; Baker, Timothy R. ; Chao, Kuo Jung ; Feldpausch, Ted R. ; Gloor, Emanuel ; Higuchi, Niro ; Houwing-Duistermaat, Jeanne ; Lloyd, Jon ; Liu, Haiyan ; Malhi, Yadvinder ; Marimon, Beatriz ; Marimon Junior, Ben Hur ; Monteagudo-Mendoza, Abel ; Poorter, Lourens ; Silveira, Marcos ; Torre, Emilio Vilanova ; Dávila, Esteban Alvarez ; del Aguila Pasquel, Jhon ; Almeida, Everton ; Loayza, Patricia Alvarez ; Andrade, Ana ; Aragão, Luiz E.O.C. ; Araujo-Murakami, Alejandro ; Arets, Eric ; Arroyo, Luzmila ; Aymard C, Gerardo A. ; Baisie, Michel ; Baraloto, Christopher ; Camargo, Plínio Barbosa ; Barroso, Jorcely ; Blanc, Lilian ; Bonal, Damien ; Bongers, Frans ; Boot, René ; Brown, Foster ; Burban, Benoit ; Camargo, José Luís ; Castro, Wendeson ; Moscoso, Victor Chama ; Chave, Jerome ; Comiskey, James ; Valverde, Fernando Cornejo ; da Costa, Antonio Lola ; Cardozo, Nallaret Davila ; Di Fiore, Anthony ; Dourdain, Aurélie ; Erwin, Terry ; Llampazo, Gerardo Flores ; Vieira, Ima Célia Guimarães ; Herrera, Rafael ; Honorio Coronado, Eurídice ; Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Isau ; Jimenez-Rojas, Eliana ; Killeen, Timothy ; Laurance, Susan ; Laurance, William ; Levesley, Aurora ; Lewis, Simon L. ; Ladvocat, Karina Liana Lisboa Melgaço ; Lopez-Gonzalez, Gabriela ; Lovejoy, Thomas ; Meir, Patrick ; Mendoza, Casimiro ; Morandi, Paulo ; Neill, David ; Nogueira Lima, Adriano José ; Vargas, Percy Nuñez ; de Oliveira, Edmar Almeida ; Camacho, Nadir Pallqui ; Pardo, Guido ; Peacock, Julie ; Peña-Claros, Marielos ; Peñuela-Mora, Maria Cristina ; Pickavance, Georgia ; Pipoly, John ; Pitman, Nigel ; Prieto, Adriana ; Pugh, Thomas A.M. ; Quesada, Carlos ; Ramirez-Angulo, Hirma ; de Almeida Reis, Simone Matias ; Rejou-Machain, Maxime ; Correa, Zorayda Restrepo ; Bayona, Lily Rodriguez ; Rudas, Agustín ; Salomão, Rafael ; Serrano, Julio ; Espejo, Javier Silva ; Silva, Natalino ; Singh, James ; Stahl, Clement ; Stropp, Juliana ; Swamy, Varun ; Talbot, Joey ; ter Steege, Hans ; Terborgh, John ; Thomas, Raquel ; Toledo, Marisol ; Torres-Lezama, Armando ; Gamarra, Luis Valenzuela ; van der Heijden, Geertje ; van der Meer, Peter ; van der Hout, Peter ; Martinez, Rodolfo Vasquez ; Vieira, Simone Aparecida ; Cayo, Jeanneth Villalobos ; Vos, Vincent ; Zagt, Roderick ; Zuidema, Pieter ; Galbraith, David. / Tree mode of death and mortality risk factors across Amazon forests. In: Nature Communications. 2020 ; Vol. 11, No. 1.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Tree mode of death and mortality risk factors across Amazon forests

AU - Esquivel-Muelbert, Adriane

AU - Phillips, Oliver L.

AU - Brienen, Roel J.W.

AU - Fauset, Sophie

AU - Sullivan, Martin J.P.

AU - Baker, Timothy R.

AU - Chao, Kuo Jung

AU - Feldpausch, Ted R.

AU - Gloor, Emanuel

AU - Higuchi, Niro

AU - Houwing-Duistermaat, Jeanne

AU - Lloyd, Jon

AU - Liu, Haiyan

AU - Malhi, Yadvinder

AU - Marimon, Beatriz

AU - Marimon Junior, Ben Hur

AU - Monteagudo-Mendoza, Abel

AU - Poorter, Lourens

AU - Silveira, Marcos

AU - Torre, Emilio Vilanova

AU - Dávila, Esteban Alvarez

AU - del Aguila Pasquel, Jhon

AU - Almeida, Everton

AU - Loayza, Patricia Alvarez

AU - Andrade, Ana

AU - Aragão, Luiz E.O.C.

AU - Araujo-Murakami, Alejandro

AU - Arets, Eric

AU - Arroyo, Luzmila

AU - Aymard C, Gerardo A.

AU - Baisie, Michel

AU - Baraloto, Christopher

AU - Camargo, Plínio Barbosa

AU - Barroso, Jorcely

AU - Blanc, Lilian

AU - Bonal, Damien

AU - Bongers, Frans

AU - Boot, René

AU - Brown, Foster

AU - Burban, Benoit

AU - Camargo, José Luís

AU - Castro, Wendeson

AU - Moscoso, Victor Chama

AU - Chave, Jerome

AU - Comiskey, James

AU - Valverde, Fernando Cornejo

AU - da Costa, Antonio Lola

AU - Cardozo, Nallaret Davila

AU - Di Fiore, Anthony

AU - Dourdain, Aurélie

AU - Erwin, Terry

AU - Llampazo, Gerardo Flores

AU - Vieira, Ima Célia Guimarães

AU - Herrera, Rafael

AU - Honorio Coronado, Eurídice

AU - Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Isau

AU - Jimenez-Rojas, Eliana

AU - Killeen, Timothy

AU - Laurance, Susan

AU - Laurance, William

AU - Levesley, Aurora

AU - Lewis, Simon L.

AU - Ladvocat, Karina Liana Lisboa Melgaço

AU - Lopez-Gonzalez, Gabriela

AU - Lovejoy, Thomas

AU - Meir, Patrick

AU - Mendoza, Casimiro

AU - Morandi, Paulo

AU - Neill, David

AU - Nogueira Lima, Adriano José

AU - Vargas, Percy Nuñez

AU - de Oliveira, Edmar Almeida

AU - Camacho, Nadir Pallqui

AU - Pardo, Guido

AU - Peacock, Julie

AU - Peña-Claros, Marielos

AU - Peñuela-Mora, Maria Cristina

AU - Pickavance, Georgia

AU - Pipoly, John

AU - Pitman, Nigel

AU - Prieto, Adriana

AU - Pugh, Thomas A.M.

AU - Quesada, Carlos

AU - Ramirez-Angulo, Hirma

AU - de Almeida Reis, Simone Matias

AU - Rejou-Machain, Maxime

AU - Correa, Zorayda Restrepo

AU - Bayona, Lily Rodriguez

AU - Rudas, Agustín

AU - Salomão, Rafael

AU - Serrano, Julio

AU - Espejo, Javier Silva

AU - Silva, Natalino

AU - Singh, James

AU - Stahl, Clement

AU - Stropp, Juliana

AU - Swamy, Varun

AU - Talbot, Joey

AU - ter Steege, Hans

AU - Terborgh, John

AU - Thomas, Raquel

AU - Toledo, Marisol

AU - Torres-Lezama, Armando

AU - Gamarra, Luis Valenzuela

AU - van der Heijden, Geertje

AU - van der Meer, Peter

AU - van der Hout, Peter

AU - Martinez, Rodolfo Vasquez

AU - Vieira, Simone Aparecida

AU - Cayo, Jeanneth Villalobos

AU - Vos, Vincent

AU - Zagt, Roderick

AU - Zuidema, Pieter

AU - Galbraith, David

PY - 2020/12

Y1 - 2020/12

N2 - The carbon sink capacity of tropical forests is substantially affected by tree mortality. However, the main drivers of tropical tree death remain largely unknown. Here we present a pan-Amazonian assessment of how and why trees die, analysing over 120,000 trees representing > 3800 species from 189 long-term RAINFOR forest plots. While tree mortality rates vary greatly Amazon-wide, on average trees are as likely to die standing as they are broken or uprooted—modes of death with different ecological consequences. Species-level growth rate is the single most important predictor of tree death in Amazonia, with faster-growing species being at higher risk. Within species, however, the slowest-growing trees are at greatest risk while the effect of tree size varies across the basin. In the driest Amazonian region species-level bioclimatic distributional patterns also predict the risk of death, suggesting that these forests are experiencing climatic conditions beyond their adaptative limits. These results provide not only a holistic pan-Amazonian picture of tree death but large-scale evidence for the overarching importance of the growth–survival trade-off in driving tropical tree mortality.

AB - The carbon sink capacity of tropical forests is substantially affected by tree mortality. However, the main drivers of tropical tree death remain largely unknown. Here we present a pan-Amazonian assessment of how and why trees die, analysing over 120,000 trees representing > 3800 species from 189 long-term RAINFOR forest plots. While tree mortality rates vary greatly Amazon-wide, on average trees are as likely to die standing as they are broken or uprooted—modes of death with different ecological consequences. Species-level growth rate is the single most important predictor of tree death in Amazonia, with faster-growing species being at higher risk. Within species, however, the slowest-growing trees are at greatest risk while the effect of tree size varies across the basin. In the driest Amazonian region species-level bioclimatic distributional patterns also predict the risk of death, suggesting that these forests are experiencing climatic conditions beyond their adaptative limits. These results provide not only a holistic pan-Amazonian picture of tree death but large-scale evidence for the overarching importance of the growth–survival trade-off in driving tropical tree mortality.

U2 - 10.1038/s41467-020-18996-3

DO - 10.1038/s41467-020-18996-3

M3 - Article

C2 - 33168823

AN - SCOPUS:85095701315

VL - 11

JO - Nature Communications

JF - Nature Communications

SN - 2041-1723

IS - 1

M1 - 5515

ER -