1993 …2021

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Research Output

Abstract

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

Loss of rain forest plant diversity in a drier West Africa

Holmgren, M. & Poorter, L., 2008.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Regeneration of tropical forest emergent tree species in West Africa.

Poorter, L., 1994, Proc. 6th Int. Congr. Ecology, Manchester. Tallis, H. (ed.). p. 154

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstract

Species distributions in West African forests

Poorter, L., Holmgren, M. & Siepel, A., 2004.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Article

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
39 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)

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)

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

140 Citations (Scopus)

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
44 Citations (Scopus)

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 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
22 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

80 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

296 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
19 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

161 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
142 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

1070 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

57 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)

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
32 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)

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)

Distribution of twelve moist forest canopy tree species in Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire : response curves to a climatic gradient

Bongers, F., Poorter, L., van Rompaey, R. S. A. R. & Parren, M. P. E., 1999, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 10, p. 371-382

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

73 Citations (Scopus)

Distribution patterns of tropical woody species in response to climatic and edaphic gradients

Toledo, M., Peña-Claros, M., Bongers, F., Alarcón, A., Balcázar, J., Chubiña, J., Leaño, C., Licona, J. C. & Poorter, L., 2012, In : Journal of Ecology. 100, 1, p. 253-263

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

77 Citations (Scopus)

Disturbance intensity is a stronger driver of biomass recovery than remaining tree-community attributes in a managed Amazonian forest

de Avila, A. L., van der Sande, M. T., Dormann, C. F., Pena Claros, M., Poorter, L., Mazzei, L., Ruschel, A. R., Silva, J. N. M., Carvalho, J. O. P. & Bauhus, J., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 55, 4, p. 1647-1657

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Diversity enhances carbon storage in tropical forests

Poorter, L., van der Sande, M. T., Thompson, J., Arets, E. J. M. M., Bongers, F., ter Steege, H., Pena Claros, M., Hoosbeek, M. R., Dutrieux, L. P. & Levis, C., 2015, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 24, 11, p. 1314-1328

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

144 Citations (Scopus)

Diversity of seedling responses to drought

Slot, M. & Poorter, L., 2007, In : Biotropica. 39, 6, p. 683-690

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

41 Citations (Scopus)

Does a ruderal strategy dominate the endemic flora of the West African forests?

Holmgren, M. & Poorter, L., 2007, In : Journal of Biogeography. 34, 6, p. 1100-1111

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

22 Citations (Scopus)

Does functional trait diversity predict aboveground biomass and productivity of tropical forests? Testing three alternative hypotheses

Finegan, B., Peña Claros, M., de Oliviera, A., Alarcón, A., Ascarrunz, N., Bret-Harte, M. S., Carreño-Rocabado, G., Casanoves, F., Díaz, S., Eguiguren Velepucha, P., Fernandez, F., Licona, J. C., Lorenzo, L., Salgado Negret, B., Vaz, M. & Poorter, L., 2015, In : Journal of Ecology. 103, 1, p. 191-201

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

120 Citations (Scopus)

Ecological differentiation in xylem cavitation resistance is associated with stem and leaf structural traits

Markesteijn, L., Poorter, L., Paz, H., Sack, L. & Bongers, F., 2011, In : Plant, Cell & Environment. 34, 1, p. 137-148

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

172 Citations (Scopus)

Ecological impact of Prosopis species invasion in Turkwel riverine forest, Kenya

Muturi, G. M., Poorter, L., Mohren, G. M. J. & Kigomo, B. N., 2013, In : Journal of Arid Environments. 92, may, p. 89-97

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)