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tropical forests Agriculture & Biology
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Research Output 1993 2019

A 7000-year history of changing plant trait composition in an Amazonian landscape; the role of humans and climate

van der Sande, M. T., Gosling, W., Correa-Metrio, A., Prado-Junior, J. A., Poorter, L., Oliveira, R. S., Mazzei, L. & Bush, M. B., Jun 2019, In : Ecology Letters. 22, 6, p. 925-935

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
tropical forest
forest dynamics
3 Citations (Scopus)

Amazonian rainforest tree mortality driven by climate and functional traits

Aleixo, I., Norris, D., Hemerik, L., Barbosa, A., Prata, E., Costa, F. & Poorter, L., 22 Apr 2019, In : Nature Climate Change. 9, 5, p. 384-388 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

carbon sequestration
tropical forest

Author Correction: Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbioses

28 Jun 2019, In : Nature. 571, 7765, E8.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorAcademic

Equipment and Supplies
9 Citations (Scopus)

Biodiversity recovery of Neotropical secondary forests

Rozendaal, D. M. A., Bongers, F., Aide, T. M., Alvarez-Dávila, E., Ascarrunz, N., Balvanera, P., Becknell, J. M., Bentos, T. V., Brancalion, P. H. S., Cabral, G. A. L., Calvo-Rodriguez, S., Chave, J., César, R. G., Chazdon, R. L., Condit, R., Dallinga, J. S., De Almeida-Cortez, J. S., de Jong, B., De Oliveira, A., Denslow, J. S. & 66 othersDent, D. H., Dewalt, S. J., Dupuy, J. M., Durán, S. M., Dutrieux, L. P., Espírito-Santo, M. M., Fandino, M. C., Fernandes, G. W., Finegan, B., García, H., Gonzalez, N., Moser, V. G., Hall, J. S., Hernández-Stefanoni, J. L., Hubbell, S., Jakovac, C. C., Hernández, A. J., Junqueira, A. B., Kennard, D., Larpin, D., Letcher, S. G., Licona, J-C., Lebrija-trejos, E., Marín-Spiotta, E., Martínez-Ramos, M., Massoca, P. E. S., Meave, J. A., Mesquita, R. C. G., Mora, F., Müller, S. C., Muñoz, R., De Oliveira Neto, S. N., Norden, N., Nunes, Y. R. F., Ochoa-Gaona, S., Ortiz-Malavassi, E., Ostertag, R., Peña-Caros, M., Pérez-García, E. A., Piotto, D., Powers, J. S., Aguilar-Cano, J., Rodriguez-Buritica, S., Rodríguez-Velázquez, J., Romero-Romero, M. A., Ruíz, J., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., De Almeida, A. S., Silver, W. L., Schwartz, N. B., Thomas, W. W., Toledo, M., Uriarte, M., De Sá Sampaio, E. V., van Breugel, M., van der Wal, H., Martins, S. V., Veloso, M. D. M., Vester, H. F. M., Vicentini, A., Vieira, I. C. G., Villa, P., Williamson, G. B., Zanini, K. J., Zimmerman, J. & Poorter, L., 6 Mar 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 3, 10 p., eaau3114.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

secondary forest
old-growth forest
species richness
secondary succession
2 Citations (Scopus)

Cattle affect regeneration of the palm species Attalea princeps in a Bolivian forest–savanna mosaic

Hordijk, I., Meijer, F., Nissen, E., Boorsma, T. & Poorter, L., Jan 2019, In : Biotropica. 51, 1, p. 28-38

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Attalea phalerata

Projects 2005 2021


Data from: A 7000-year history of changing plant trait composition in an Amazonian landscape; the role of humans and climate

van der Sande, M. (Creator), Gosling, W. (Creator), Correa-Metrio, A. (Creator), Prado-Junior, J. (Creator), Poorter, L. (Creator), Oliveira, R. S. (Creator), Mazzei, L. (Creator), Bush, M. (Creator), Wageningen University & Research, 22 Feb 2019


Data from: The hydraulic efficiency–safety trade-off differs between lianas and trees

van der Sande, M. (Creator), Poorter, L. (Creator), Schnitzer, S. A. (Creator), Engelbrecht, B. M. J. (Creator), Markesteijn, L. (Creator), Wageningen University & Research, 23 Jan 2019


Data from: Cattle affect regeneration of the palm species Attalea princeps in a Bolivian forest-savanna mosaic

Hordijk, I. (Creator), Meijer, F. (Creator), Nissen, E. (Creator), Boorsma, T. (Creator), Poorter, L. (Creator), Wageningen University & Research, 19 Oct 2018


Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests

Poorter, L. (Creator), Bongers, F. (Creator), Aide, T. M. (Creator), Almeyda Zambrano, A. M. (Creator), Balvanera, P. (Creator), Becknell, J. M. (Creator), Boukill, V. (Creator), Brancalion, P. H. S. (Creator), Jakovac, A. C. (Creator), Braga Junqueira, A. (Creator), Lohbeck, M. (Creator), Pena Claros, M. (Creator), Rozendaal, D. (Creator), Wageningen UR, 2016


Data from: Relationships between leaf mass per area and nutrient concentrations in 98 Mediterranean woody species are determined by phylogeny, habitat and leaf habit

de la Riva, E. G. (Creator), Villar, R. (Creator), Pérez-Ramos, I. M. (Creator), Quero, J. L. (Creator), Matías, L. (Creator), Poorter, L. (Creator), Marañón, T. (Creator), Wageningen University & Research, 13 Apr 2018


Activities 2001 2017

  • 2 Public lecture/debate/seminar
  • 1 Editorial activity

Wageningen University (Publisher)

L. Poorter (Editor), B.J.M. Arts (Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Rainfall as a driving factor for species distribution and richness in West African forests

Lourens Poorter (Speaker)
2002 → …

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Do common and rare species belong to different functional groups? Biodiversity and functional group

Lourens Poorter (Speaker)
2001 → …

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture/debate/seminar