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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
3 Citations (Scopus)

Abiotic and biotic drivers of biomass change in a Neotropical forest

van der Sande, M. T., Pena Claros, M., Ascarrunz, N., Arets, E. J. M. M., Licona, J. C., Toledo, M. & Poorter, L., 2017, In : Journal of Ecology. 105, 5, p. 1223-1234

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
40 Citations (Scopus)

Allometric equations for estimating biomass in naturally established Prosopis stands in Kenya

Muturi, G. M., Kariuki, J. G., Poorter, L. & Mohren, G. M. J., 2012, In : Journal of Horticulture and Forestry. 4, 4, p. 69-77

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Allometric equations for integrating remote sensing imagery into forest monitoring programmes

Jucker, T., Caspersen, J., Chave, J., Antin, C., Barbier, N., Bongers, F., Dalponte, M., Ewijk van, K. Y., Poorter, L. & Sterck, F. J., 2017, In : Global Change Biology. 23, 1, p. 177-190

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
79 Citations (Scopus)

Alternatieve systematiek voor de beoordeling van covergistingsmaterialen : 2. Residuen van gewasbeschermingsmiddelen

Poorter, L., van Beelen, P., Struijs, J., van der Linden, A. M. A., Ehlert, P. A. I. & Posthuma, L., 2013, Wageningen: Wettelijke Onderzoekstaken Natuur & Milieu. 72 p. ( WOt-werkdocument ; no. 359)

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Amazonian Dark Earth shapes the understory plant community in a Bolivian Amazonian Forest

Quintero-Vallejo, E., Klomberg, Y., Bongers, F., Poorter, L., Toledo, M. & Pena Claros, M., 2015, In : Biotropica. 47, 2, p. 152-161

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

10 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

15 Citations (Scopus)

Amazonia revealed: a perspective from the Amazon

Peña-Claros, M., Villegas, Z. & Poorter, L., 2007, In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 5, 5, p. 237

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

A monocarpic tree species in a polycarpic world: how can Tachigali vasquezii maintain itself so successfully in a tropical rain forest community?

Poorter, L., Zuidema, P. A., Peña-Claros, M. & Boot, R., 2005, In : Journal of Ecology. 93, 2, p. 268-278

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

19 Citations (Scopus)

An estimate of the number of tropical tree species

Slik, J. W. F., Bongers, F., Jansen, P. A., Parren, M. P. E., Poorter, L., Tchouto, M. G. P. & Venticinque, E. M., 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 24, p. 7472-7477

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
125 Citations (Scopus)

Architecture of 53 rain forest tree species differing in adult stature and shade tolerance

Poorter, L., Bongers, F. J. J. M., Sterck, F. J. & Wöll, H., 2003, In : Ecology. 84, 3, p. 602-608

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

143 Citations (Scopus)

Architecture of 54 moist-forest species: traits, trade-offs, and functional groups

Poorter, L., Bongers, L. & Bongers, F. J. J. M., 2006, In : Ecology. 87, 5, p. 1289-1301

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
309 Citations (Scopus)

Architecture of Iberian canopy tree species in relation to wood density, shade tolerance and climate

Poorter, L., Lianes, E., Moreno-de las Heras, M. & Zavala, M. A., 2012, In : Plant Ecology. 213, 5, p. 707-722

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

32 Citations (Scopus)

Are functional traits good predictors of demographic rates? Evidence from five neotropical forests

Poorter, L., Paz, H., Wright, S. J., Ackerly, D. D., Condit, R., Ibarra-Manríquez, G., Harms, K. E., Licona, J. C., Martínez-Ramos, M., Mazer, S. J., Muller-Landau, H. C., Peña-Claros, M., Webb, C. O. & Wright, I. J., 2008, In : Ecology. 89, 7, p. 1908-1920

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

358 Citations (Scopus)

Are functional traits good predictors of species performance in restoration plantings in tropical abandoned pastures?

Martinez-Garza, C., Bongers, F. & Poorter, L., 2013, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 303, p. 35-45

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

59 Citations (Scopus)

Are lianas more drought-tolerant than trees? A test for the role of hydraulic architecture and other stem and leaf traits

van der Sande, M. T., Poorter, L., Schnitzer, S. A. & Markesteijn, L., 2013, In : Oecologia. 172, 4, p. 961-972

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

33 Citations (Scopus)

Are Species Adapted to Their Regeneration Niche, Adult Niche, or Both?

Poorter, L., 2007, In : American Naturalist. 169, 4, p. 433-442

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

141 Citations (Scopus)

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

BAAD: a Biomass And Allometry Database for woody plants

Falster, D. S., Markesteijn, L., Poorter, L., Sterck, F. J. & Anten, N. P. R., 2015, In : Ecology. 96, 5, p. 1445-1445

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

52 Citations (Scopus)

Bark traits and life-history strategies of tropical dry- and moist forest trees

Poorter, L., McNeil, A., Hurtado, V. H., Prins, H. H. T. & Putz, F. E., 2014, In : Functional Ecology. 28, 1, p. 232-242

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

30 Citations (Scopus)

Beyond the regeneration phase: differentiation of height-light trajectories among tropical species

Poorter, L., Bongers, F. J. J. M., Sterck, F. J. & Wöll, H. J., 2005, In : Journal of Ecology. 93, 2, p. 256-267

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

160 Citations (Scopus)

Biodiversity and climate determine the functioning of Neotropical forests

Poorter, L., van der Sande, M. T., Arets, E. J. M. M., Ascarrunz, N., Enquist, B., Finegan, B., Licona, J. C., Martínez-Ramos, M., Mazzei, L., Meave, J. A., Muñoz, R., Nytch, C. J., de Oliveira, A. A., Pérez-García, E. A., Prado-junior, J., Rodríguez-Velázques, J., Ruschel, A. R., Salgado-Negret, B., Schiavini, I., Swenson, N. G. & 7 others, Tenorio, E. A., Thompson, J., Toledo, M., Uriarte, M., van der Hout, P., Zimmerman, J. K. & Peña-Claros, M., 16 Nov 2017, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 26, 12, p. 1423-1434

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
46 Citations (Scopus)

Biodiversity hotspots in West Africa

Poorter, L. & Wieringa, J. J., 2001, Tropical Ecosystems: structure, diversity and human welfare : International Conference on Tropical Ecosystems / K.N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shaanker and K.S. Bawa. - S.l. : S.n., 2001. p. 382-385

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

Biodiversity hotspots in West Africa

Wieringa, J. J. & Poorter, L., 2001, International Conference: Research in partnership for a sustainable development in West Africa, programme et resume. p. 20-21

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstract

Biodiversity hotspots in West Africa; patterns and causes

Wieringa, J. J. & Poorter, L., 2004, Biodiversity of West African Forests. An Ecological Atlas of Woody Plant Species. Poorter, L., Bongers, F., Kouame, F. N. & Hawthorne, W. D. (eds.). Oxon: CABI, p. 61-72 520 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Biodiversity in species, traits, and structure determines carbon stocks and uptake in tropical forests

van der Sande, M., Poorter, L., Kooistra, L., Balvanera, P., Thonicke, K., Thompson, J., Arets, E. J. M. M., Garcia-Alaniz, N., Jones, L., Mora, F., Mwampamba, T. H., Parr, T. & Pena Claros, M., 2017, In : Biotropica. 49, 5, p. 593-603

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)

Biodiversity of west African Forests. An Ecological Atlas of Woody Plant Species

Poorter, L., Bongers, F. J. J. M., Kouame, F. N. & Hawthorne, W. D., 2004, Oxon: CABI Publishing. 520 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

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 others, Dent, 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

Open Access
23 Citations (Scopus)

Biomass is the main driver of changes in ecosystem process rates during tropical forest succession

Lohbeck, M. W. M., Poorter, L., Martinez-Ramos, M. & Bongers, F., 2015, In : Ecology. 96, 5, p. 1242-1252

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

81 Citations (Scopus)

Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests

Poorter, L., Bongers, F., Aide, T. M., Almeyda Zambrano, A. M., Balvanera, P., Jakovac, C. C., Braga Junqueira, A., Lohbeck, M., Penã-Claros, M. & Rozendaal, D. M. A., 2016, In : Nature. 530, 7589, p. 211-214

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

297 Citations (Scopus)

Can traits predict individual growth performance? A test in a hyperdiverse tropical forest

Poorter, L., Castilho, C. V., Schietti, J., Oliveira, R. S. & Costa, F. R. C., Jul 2018, In : New Phytologist. 219, 1, p. 109-121

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
20 Citations (Scopus)

Carbohydrate storage and light requirements of tropical moist and dry forest tree species

Poorter, L. & Kitajima, K., 2007, In : Ecology. 88, 4, p. 1000-1011

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

163 Citations (Scopus)

Carbon sequestration potential of second-growth forest regeneration in the Latin American tropics

Chazdon, R. L., Broadbent, E. N., Rozendaal, D., Bongers, F., Jakovac, A. C., Braga Junqueira, A., Lohbeck, M. W. M., Pena Claros, M. & Poorter, L., 2016, In : Science Advances. 2, 5, 10 p., e1501639.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
143 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
2 Citations (Scopus)

Causes and consequences of variation in leaf mass per area (LMA): a meta-analysis

Poorter, H., Niinemets, U., Poorter, L., Wright, I. J. & Villar, H., 2009, In : New Phytologist. 182, 3, p. 565-588

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

1073 Citations (Scopus)

Changing drivers of species dominance during tropical forest succession

Lohbeck, M. W. M., Poorter, L., Martinez-Ramos, M., Rodriguez-Valázquez, J., van Breugel, M. & Bongers, F., 2014, In : Functional Ecology. 28, 4, p. 1052-1058

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

58 Citations (Scopus)

Climate and soil drive forest structure in Bolivian lowland forests

Toledo, M., Poorter, L., Peña-Claros, M., Alarcon, A., Balcázar, J., Leaño, C., Licona, J. C. & Bongers, F., 2011, In : Journal of Tropical Ecology. 27, p. 333-345

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

19 Citations (Scopus)

Climate is a stronger driver of tree and forest growth rates than soil and disturbance

Toledo, M., Poorter, L., Peña-Claros, M., Alarcón, A., Balcázar, J., Leaño, C., Licona, J. C., Llanque, O., Vroomans, V., Zuidema, P. & Bongers, F., 2011, In : Journal of Ecology. 99, 1, p. 254-264

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

115 Citations (Scopus)

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

Steidinger, B. S., Crowther, T. W., Liang, J., Van Nuland, M. E., Werner, G. D. A., Reich, P. B., Nabuurs, G., de-Miguel, S., Zhou, M., Picard, N., Herault, B., Zhao, X., Zhang, C., Routh, D., Peay, K. G., Herold, M., Decuyper, M., Avitabile, V., DeVries, B. R., Hengeveld, G. M. & 3 others, Poorter, L., Schelhaas, M. & Bongers, F., 15 May 2019, In : Nature. 569, 7756, p. 404-408

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

26 Citations (Scopus)

Climbers after logging: the case of Haut Sassandra

Kouamé, F. N., Traoré, D., Bongers, F. J. J. M. & Poorter, L., 2005, Forest Climbing Plants of West Africa. Diversity, Ecology and Management. bongers, F., parren, M. & Traoré, D. (eds.). Oxfordshire: CABI Publishing, p. 203-216

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Climbers and logging in the Forêt Classée du Haut Sassandra, Côte d'Ivoire.

Kouamé, F. N., Bongers, F. J. J. M., Poorter, L. & Traoré, D., 2004, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 194, 1, p. 259-268

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

17 Citations (Scopus)

Compositional response of Amazon forests to climate change

Esquivel-Muelbert, A., Baker, T. R., Dexter, K. G., Lewis, S. L., Brienen, R. J. W., Feldpausch, T. R., Lloyd, J., Monteagudo-Mendoza, A., Arroyo, L., Álvarez-Dávila, E., Higuchi, N., Marimon, B. S., Marimon-Junior, B. H., Silveira, M., Vilanova, E., Gloor, E., Malhi, Y., Chave, J., Barlow, J., Bonal, D. & 30 others, Davila Cardozo, N., Erwin, T., Fauset, S., Hérault, B., Laurance, S., Poorter, L., Qie, L., Stahl, C., Sullivan, M. J. P., ter Steege, H., Vos, V. A., Zuidema, P. A., Almeida, E., Almeida de Oliveira, E., Andrade, A., Vieira, S. A., Aragão, L., Araujo-Murakami, A., Arets, E., Aymard C, G. A., Baraloto, C., Camargo, P. B., Barroso, J. G., Bongers, F., Boot, R., Camargo, J. L., Castro, W., Chama Moscoso, V., Comiskey, J. & Peña-Claros, M., Jan 2019, In : Global Change Biology. 25, 1, p. 39-56

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
34 Citations (Scopus)

Conservative species drive biomass productivity in tropical dry forests

Prado-Junior, J. A., Schiavini, I., Vale, V. S., van der Sande, M. T., Lohbeck, M. & Poorter, L., 2016, In : Journal of Ecology. 104, 3, p. 817-827

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

68 Citations (Scopus)

Controls on coarse wood decay in temperate tree species: birth of the LOGLIFE experiment

Cornelissen, J. H. C., Sass-Klaassen, U., Poorter, L., van Geffen, K. G., van Logtesteijn, R. S. P., van Hal, J., Goudzwaard, L., Sterck, F. J., Klaassen, R. K. W. M., Freschet, T., Eshuis, H., Zuo, J., de Boer, W., Lamers, T., Weemstra, M., Cretin, V., Martin, R., den Ouden, J., Berg, M. P., Aerts, R. & 2 others, Mohren, G. M. J. & Hefting, M. M., 2012, In : Ambio. 41, Suppl. 3, p. 231-245

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

61 Citations (Scopus)

Decomposition in tropical forests: a pan-tropical study of the effects of litter type, litter placement and mesofaunal exclusion across a rainfall gradient

Powers, J. S., Montgomery, R. A., Adair, C., Brearley, F. Q., DeWalt, S. J. & Poorter, L., 2009, In : Journal of Ecology. 97, 4, p. 801-811

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

144 Citations (Scopus)

Decoupled leaf and stem economics in rain forest trees

Baraloto, C., Paine, C. E. T., Poorter, L., Beauchene, J., Bonal, D., Domenach, A. M., Herault, B., Patiño, S., Roggy, J. C. & Chave, J., 2010, In : Ecology Letters. 13, 11, p. 1338-1347

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

195 Citations (Scopus)

Demographic drivers of functional composition dynamics

Muscarella, R., Lohbeck, M., Martínez-Ramos, M., Poorter, L., Rodríguez-Velázquez, J. E., van Breugel, M. & Bongers, F., 1 Nov 2017, In : Ecology. 98, 11, p. 2743-2750

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)

Dinámica de especies arbóreas en un bosque húmedo tropical en el norte de la Amazonía boliviana

Poorter, L., Boot, R. G. A., Hayashida-Oliver, Y., Leigue-Gomez, J., Peña-Claros, M. & Zuidema, P., 2001, Regeneración y silvicultura de bosques tropicales en Bolivia. p. 55-76

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Dinámica de la biomasa en áreas de manejo forestal sujetas a diferentes intensidades de aprovechamiento.

Mostacedo, B., Villegas, Z., Licona, J. C., Alarcón, A., Leaño, C., Peña-Claros, M. & Poorter, L., 2008, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia: Instituto Boliviano de Investigación Forestal. (Documento t├®cnico / Instituto Boliviano de Investigacion Forestal (IBIF); no. 3)

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic