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Drivers and mechanisms of tree mortality in moist tropical forests

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dc.contributor.author McDowell, Nate en
dc.contributor.author Allen, Craig D. en
dc.contributor.author Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina J. en
dc.contributor.author Brando, Paulo en
dc.contributor.author Brienen, Roel en
dc.contributor.author Chambers, Jeff en
dc.contributor.author Christoffersen, Brad en
dc.contributor.author Davies, Stuart en
dc.contributor.author Doughty, Chris en
dc.contributor.author Duque, Alvaro en
dc.contributor.author Espirito-Santo, Fernando en
dc.contributor.author Fisher, Rosie en
dc.contributor.author Fontes, Clarissa G. en
dc.contributor.author Galbraith, David en
dc.contributor.author Goodsman, Devin en
dc.contributor.author Grossiord, Charlotte en
dc.contributor.author Hartmann, Henrik en
dc.contributor.author Holm, Jennifer en
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Daniel J. en
dc.contributor.author Kassim, Abd Rahman en
dc.contributor.author Keller, Michael en
dc.contributor.author Koven, Charlie en
dc.contributor.author Kueppers, Lara en
dc.contributor.author Kumagai, Tomo'omi en
dc.contributor.author Malhi, Yadvinder en
dc.contributor.author McMahon, Sean M. en
dc.contributor.author Mencuccini, Maurizio en
dc.contributor.author Meir, Patrick en
dc.contributor.author Moorcroft, Paul en
dc.contributor.author Muller-Landau, Helene C. en
dc.contributor.author Phillips, Oliver L. en
dc.contributor.author Powell, Thomas en
dc.contributor.author Sierra, Carlos A. en
dc.contributor.author Sperry, John en
dc.contributor.author Warren, Jeff en
dc.contributor.author Xu, Chonggang en
dc.contributor.author Xu, Xiangtao en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-29T09:01:19Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-29T09:01:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation McDowell, Nate, Allen, Craig D., Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina J., Brando, Paulo, Brienen, Roel, Chambers, Jeff, Christoffersen, Brad, Davies, Stuart, Doughty, Chris, Duque, Alvaro, Espirito-Santo, Fernando, Fisher, Rosie, Fontes, Clarissa G., Galbraith, David, Goodsman, Devin, Grossiord, Charlotte, Hartmann, Henrik, Holm, Jennifer, Johnson, Daniel J., Kassim, Abd Rahman, Keller, Michael, Koven, Charlie, Kueppers, Lara, Kumagai, Tomo'omi, Malhi, Yadvinder et al. 2018. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/35283">Drivers and mechanisms of tree mortality in moist tropical forests</a>." <em>New Phytologist</em>. 219 (3):851&ndash;869. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15027">https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15027</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0028-646X
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/35283
dc.identifier.uri https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.15027
dc.description.abstract Tree mortality rates appear to be increasing in moist tropical forests (MTFs) with significant carbon cycle consequences. Here, we review the state of knowledge regarding MTF tree mortality, create a conceptual framework with testable hypotheses regarding the drivers, mechanisms and interactions that may underlie increasing MTF mortality rates, and identify the next steps for improved understanding and reduced prediction. Increasing mortality rates are associated with rising temperature and vapor pressure deficit, liana abundance, drought, wind events, fire and, possibly, CO2fertilization-induced increases in stand thinning or acceleration of trees reaching larger, more vulnerable heights. The majority of these mortality drivers may kill trees in part through carbon starvation and hydraulic failure. The relative importance of each driver is unknown. High species diversity may buffer MTFs against large-scale mortality events, but recent and expected trends in mortality drivers give reason for concern regarding increasing mortality within MTFs. Models of tropical tree mortality are advancing the representation of hydraulics, carbon and demography, but require more empirical knowledge regarding the most common drivers and their subsequent mechanisms. We outline critical datasets and model developments required to test hypotheses regarding the underlying causes of increasing MTF mortality rates, and improve prediction of future mortality under climate change. en
dc.relation.ispartof New Phytologist en
dc.title Drivers and mechanisms of tree mortality in moist tropical forests en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 145702
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/nph.15027
rft.jtitle New Phytologist
rft.volume 219
rft.issue 3
rft.spage 851
rft.epage 869
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.description.SIUnit NZP en
dc.citation.spage 851
dc.citation.epage 869

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