1993 …2021

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Research Output

Article

Liana species decline in Congo basin contrasts with global patterns

Bongers, F., Ewango, C. E. N., van der Sande, M. T. & Poorter, L., May 2020, In : Ecology. 101, 5, e03004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Light-dependent changes in biomass allocation and their importance for growth of rain forest tree species

Poorter, L., 2001, In : Functional Ecology. 15, p. 113-123

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

140 Citations (Scopus)

Light-dependent changes in the relationship between seed mass and seedling traits: a meta-analysis for rain forest tree species

Poorter, L. & Rose, S. A., 2005, In : Oecologia. 142, 3, p. 378-387

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

82 Citations (Scopus)

Light-dependent leaf trait variation in 43 tropical dry forest tree species

Markesteijn, L., Poorter, L. & Bongers, F. J. J. M., 2007, In : American Journal of Botany. 94, 4, p. 515-525

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

93 Citations (Scopus)

Light environment, sapling architecture and leaf display in six rain forest tree species

Poorter, L. & Werger, M. J. A., 1999, In : American Journal of Botany. 86, p. 1464-1473

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

84 Citations (Scopus)

Light environment and tree strategies in a Bolivian tropical moist forest; a test of the light-partitioning hypothesis

Poorter, L. & Arets, E. J. M. M., 2003, In : Plant Ecology. 166, 2, p. 295-306

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

91 Citations (Scopus)

Linking functional diversity and social-actor strategies: a framework for interdisciplinary analysis of nature's benefits to society

Diaz, S., Quétier, F., Cáceres, D. M., Trainor, S. F., Pérez-Harguindeguy, N., Bret-Harte, M. S., Finegan, B., Peña-Claros, M. & Poorter, L., 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, 3, p. 895-902

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
137 Citations (Scopus)

Linking size-dependent growth and mortality with architectural traits across 145 co-occurring tropical tree species

Iida, Y., Poorter, L., Sterck, F. J., Kassim, A. R., Potts, M. D., Kubo, T. & Kohyama, T. S., 2014, In : Ecology. 95, 2, p. 353-363

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

42 Citations (Scopus)

Long-term decline of Amazon carbon the sink

Brienen, R. J. W., Phillips, O. L., Feldpausch, T., Gloor, E., Baker, T. R., Arets, E. J. M. M., Pena Claros, M. & Poorter, L., 2015, In : Nature. 519, p. 344-348

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

347 Citations (Scopus)

Long-term effects of wild ungulates on the structure, composition and succession of temperate forests

Ramirez Chiriboga, J. I., Jansen, P. A., den Ouden, J., Goudzwaard, L. & Poorter, L., Jan 2019, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 432, p. 478-488

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

Markedly divergent estimates of Amazon forest carbon density from ground plots and satellites

Mitchard, E. T. A., Feldpausch, T. R., Brienen, R. J. W., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Monteagudo, A., Baker, T. R., Lewis, S. L., Poorter, L. & Peña-Claros, M., 2014, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 23, 8, p. 935-946

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

163 Citations (Scopus)

Maximum size distributions in tropical forest communities: relationships with rainfall and disturbance

Poorter, L., Hawthorne, W. D., Sheil, D. & Bongers, F. J. J. M., 2008, In : Journal of Ecology. 96, 3, p. 495-504

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

24 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanical branch constraints contribute to life-history variation across tree species in a Bolivian forest.

Sterck, F. J., van Gelder, H. A. & Poorter, L., 2006, In : Journal of Ecology. 94, 6, p. 1192-1200

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

40 Citations (Scopus)

Methodology matters for comparing coarse wood and bark decay rates across tree species

Chang, C., van Logtestijn, R. S. P., Goudzwaard, L., van Hal, J., Zuo, J., Hefting, M., Sass-Klaassen, U., Yang, S., Sterck, F. J., Poorter, L. & Cornelissen, J. H. C., 17 Mar 2020, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Monodominance of Parashorea chinensis on fertile soils in a Chinese tropical rain forest

van der Velden, N., Slik, J. W. F., Hu, Y. H., Lan, Q., Lin, L., Deng, X. B. & Poorter, L., 2014, In : Journal of Tropical Ecology. 30, 4, p. 311-322

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Near-infrared spectrometry allows fast and extensive predictions of functional traits from dry leaves and branches

Costa, F. R. C., Lang, C., Almeida, D. R. A., Volkmer De Castilho, C. & Poorter, L., 2018, In : Ecological Applications. 28, 5, p. 1157-1167

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

New handbook for standardised measurement of plant functional traits worldwide

Pérez-Harguindeguy, N., Díaz, S., Garnier, E., Jaureguiberry, P., Poorter, L., ter Steege, H. & Cornelissen, J. H. C., 2013, In : Australian Journal of Botany. 61, 3, p. 167-234

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

1240 Citations (Scopus)

Nutrient resorption is associated with leaf vein density and growth performance of dipterocarp tree species

Zhang, J. L., Zhang, S. B., Chen, Y. J., Zhang, Y. P. & Poorter, L., 2015, In : Journal of Ecology. 103, 3, p. 541-549

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

26 Citations (Scopus)

Old-growth Neotropical forests are shifting in species and trait composition

van der Sande, M. T., Arets, E. J. M. M., Pena Claros, M., Avila, L. A., Roopsind, A., Mazzei, L., Ascarrunz, N., Finegan, B., Alarcon, A., Caceres-Siani, Y., Licona, J. C., Ruschel, A. R., Toledo, M. & Poorter, L., 2016, In : Ecological Monographs. 86, 2, p. 228-243

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

31 Citations (Scopus)

Pathways, mechanisms and predictability of vegetation change during tropical dry forest succession

Lebrija Trejos, E. E., Meave, J., Poorter, L., Pérez- García, E. A. & Bongers, F., 2010, In : Perspectives in plant ecology, evolution and systematics. 12, 4, p. 267-275

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

84 Citations (Scopus)

Patrones floristicos en las tierras bajas de Bolivia

Toledo, M., Poorter, L., Peña-Claros, M., Alarcón, A., Balcázar, J., Chuviña, J., Licona, J. C., Leaño, C., ter Steege, H. & Bongers, F., 2011, In : Revista de la sociedad Boliviana de Botanica. 5, p. 15-23

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Patterns and determinants of floristic variation across lowland forests of Bolivia. Biotropica

Toledo, M., Poorter, L., Peña-Claros, M., Alarcón, A., Balcázar, J., Chuviña, J., Leaño, C., Licona, J. C., ter Steege, H. & Bongers, F., 2011, In : Biotropica. 43, 4, p. 405-413

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

35 Citations (Scopus)

Photosynthetic induction responses of two rainforest tree species in relation to light environment

Poorter, L. & Oberbauer, S. F., 1993, In : Oecologia. 96, 2, p. 193-199

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

47 Citations (Scopus)

Photosynthetic thermotolerance of woody savanna species in China is correlated with leaf life span.

Zhang, J. L., Poorter, L., Hao, G. Y. & Cao, K. F., 2012, In : Annals of Botany. 110, 5, p. 1027-1033

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)

Phylogenetic classification of the world's tropical forests

Slik, J. W. F., Franklin, J., Arroyo-Rodríguez, V., Field, R., Aguilar, S., Aguirre, N., Ahumada, J., Aiba, S. I., Alves, L. F., Anitha, K., Avella, A., Mora, F., Aymard, G. A. C., Báez, S., Balvanera, P., Bastian, M. L., Bastin, J. F., Bellingham, P. J., Van Den Berg, E., Da Conceição Bispo, P. & 167 others, Boeckx, P., Boehning-Gaese, K., Bongers, F., Boyle, B., Brambach, F., Brearley, F. Q., Brown, S., Chai, S. L., Chazdon, R. L., Chen, S., Chhang, P., Chuyong, G., Ewango, C., Coronado, I. M., Cristóbal-Azkarate, J., Culmsee, H., Damas, K., Dattaraja, H. S., Davidar, P., DeWalt, S. J., Din, H., Drake, D. R., Duque, A., Durigan, G., Eichhorn, K., Eler, E. S., Enoki, T., Ensslin, A., Fandohan, A. B., Farwig, N., Feeley, K. J., Fischer, M., Forshed, O., Garcia, Q. S., Garkoti, S. C., Gillespie, T. W., Gillet, J. F., Gonmadje, C., Granzow-De La Cerda, I., Griffith, D. M., Grogan, J., Hakeem, K. R., Harris, D. J., Harrison, R. D., Hector, A., Hemp, A., Homeier, J., Hussain, M. S., Ibarra-Manríquez, G., Hanum, I. F., Imai, N., Jansen, P. A., Joly, C. A., Joseph, S., Kartawinata, K., Kearsley, E., Kelly, D. L., Kessler, M., Killeen, T. J., Kooyman, R. M., Laumonier, Y., Laurance, S. G., Laurance, W. F., Lawes, M. J., Letcher, S. G., Lindsell, J., Lovett, J., Lozada, J., Lu, X., Lykke, A. M., Bin Mahmud, K., Mahayani, N. P. D., Mansor, A., Marshall, A. R., Martin, E. H., Matos, D. C. L., Meave, J. A., Melo, F. P. L., Mendoza, Z. H. A., Metali, F., Medjibe, V. P., Metzger, J. P., Metzker, T., Mohandass, D., Munguía-Rosas, M. A., Muñoz, R., Nurtjahy, E., De Oliveira, E. L., Onrizal, Parolin, P., Parren, M., Parthasarathy, N., Paudel, E., Perez, R., Pérez-García, E. A., Pommer, U., Poorter, L., Qi, L., Piedade, M. T. F., Pinto, J. R. R., Poulsen, A. D., Poulsen, J. R., Powers, J. S., Prasad, R. C., Puyravaud, J. P., Rangel, O., Reitsma, J., Rocha, D. S. B., Rolim, S., Rovero, F., Rozak, A., Ruokolainen, K., Rutishauser, E., Rutten, G., Mohd Said, M. N., Saiter, F. Z., Saner, P., Santos, B., Dos Santos, J. R., Sarker, S. K., Schmitt, C. B., Schoengart, J., Schulze, M., Sheil, D., Sist, P., Souza, A. F., Spironello, W. R., Sposito, T., Steinmetz, R., Stevart, T., Suganuma, M. S., Sukri, R., Sultana, A., Sukumar, R., Sunderland, T., Supriyadi, S., Suresh, H. S., Suzuki, E., Tabarelli, M., Tang, J., Tanner, E. V. J., Targhetta, N., Theilade, I., Thomas, D., Timberlake, J., De Morisson Valeriano, M., Van Valkenburg, J., Van Do, T., Van Sam, H., Vandermeer, J. H., Verbeeck, H., Vetaas, O. R., Adekunle, V., Vieira, S. A., Webb, C. O., Webb, E. L., Whitfeld, T., Wich, S., Williams, J., Wiser, S., Wittmann, F., Yang, X., Yao, C. Y. A., Yap, S. L., Zahawi, R. A., Zakaria, R. & Zang, R., 20 Feb 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 8, p. 1837-1842

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
31 Citations (Scopus)

Plant functional traits and the distribution of West African rain forest trees along the rainfall gradient

Maharjan, S. K., Poorter, L., Holmgren, M., Bongers, F., Wieringa, J. J. & Hawthorne, W. D., 2011, In : Biotropica. 43, 5, p. 552-561

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

32 Citations (Scopus)

Plant functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition

Kunstler, G., Falster, D., Coomes, D. A. & Poorter, L., 14 Jan 2016, In : Nature. 529, 7585, p. 204-207

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

276 Citations (Scopus)

Plasticity in leaf traits of 38 tropical tree species in response to light; relationships with light demand and adult stature.

Rozendaal, D. M. A., Hurtado, V. H. & Poorter, L., 2006, In : Functional Ecology. 20, 2, p. 207-216

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

241 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting Acacia invasive success in South Africa on the basis of functional traits, native climatic niche, and human use

Castro-Diëz, P., Langendoen, T., Poorter, L. & Saldaña-Lopez, A., 2011, In : Biodiversity and Conservation. 20, 12, p. 2729-2743

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Productive leaf functional traits of Chinese savanna species.

Zhang, J. L., Poorter, L. & Cao, K. F., 2012, In : Plant Ecology. 213, 9, p. 1449-1460

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

Rainfall and temperature affect tree species distributions in Ghana

Amissah, L., Mohren, G. M. J., Bongers, F., Hawthorne, W. D. & Poorter, L., 2014, In : Journal of Tropical Ecology. 30, 5, p. 435-446

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)

Rainfall seasonality and drought performance shape the distribution of tropical tree species in Ghana

Amissah, L., Mohren, G. M. J., Kyereh, B., Agyeman, V. K. & Poorter, L., 30 Jul 2018, In : Ecology and Evolution. 8, 16, p. 8582-8597

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Regeneration of canopy tree species at five sites in West African moist forest.

Poorter, L., Bongers, F., van Rompaey, R. S. A. R. & de Klerk, M., 1996, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 84, p. 61-69

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

67 Citations (Scopus)

Relationships among ecologically important dimensions of plant trait variation in seven neotropical forests

Wright, I. J., Ackerly, D. D., Bongers, F. J. J. M., Harms, K. E., Ibarra-Manriquez, G., Martinez-Ramos, M., Mazer, S. J., Muller-Landau, H. C., Paz, H., Pitman, N. C. A., Poorter, L., Silman, M. R., Vriesendorp, C. F., Webb, C. O., Westoby, M. & Wright, S. J., 2007, In : Annals of Botany. 99, 5, p. 1003-1015

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

246 Citations (Scopus)

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., Villar, R., Pérez-Ramos, I. M., Quero, J. L., Matías, L., Poorter, L. & Marañón, T., Apr 2018, In : Trees - Structure and Function. 32, 2, p. 497-510 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Relative growth rate variation of evergreen and deciduous savanna tree species is driven by different traits

Tomlinson, K. W., Poorter, L., Bongers, F., Borghetti, F., Jacobs, L. & van Langevelde, F., 2014, In : Annals of Botany. 114, 2, p. 315-324

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

23 Citations (Scopus)

Resilience of Amazon forests emerges from plant trait diversity

Sakschewski, B., Von Bloh, W., Boit, A., Poorter, L., Peña-Claros, M., Heinke, J., Joshi, J. & Thonicke, K., 2016, In : Nature Climate Change. 6, 11, p. 1032-1036 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

81 Citations (Scopus)

Resprouting as a persistence strategy of tropical forest trees: relations with carbohydrate storage and shade tolerance

Poorter, L., Kitajima, K., Mercado, P., Chubina, J., Melgar, I. & Prins, H. H. T., 2010, In : Ecology. 91, p. 2613-2627

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

66 Citations (Scopus)

Sapling performance along resource gradients drives tree species distributions within and across tropical forests

Sterck, F. J., Markesteijn, L., Toledo, M., Schieving, F. & Poorter, L., 2014, In : Ecology. 95, 9, p. 2514-2525

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

33 Citations (Scopus)

Seasonal variation in soil and plant water potentials in a Bolivian tropical moist and dry forest

Markesteijn, L., Iraipi, J., Bongers, F. & Poorter, L., 2010, In : Journal of Tropical Ecology. 26, p. 497-508

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

35 Citations (Scopus)

Seedling growth strategies in Bauhinia species: comparing lianas and trees

Cai, Z. Q., Poorter, L., Cao, K. F. & Bongers, F. J. J. M., 2007, In : Annals of Botany. 100, 4, p. 831-838

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

42 Citations (Scopus)

Seedling root morphology and biomass allocation of 62 tropical tree species in relation to drought- and shade-tolerance

Markesteijn, L. & Poorter, L., 2009, In : Journal of Ecology. 97, 2, p. 311-325

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

220 Citations (Scopus)

Seedling traits determine drought tolerance of tropical tree species

Poorter, L. & Markesteijn, L., 2008, In : Biotropica. 40, 3, p. 321-331

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

183 Citations (Scopus)

Seed-mass effects in four Mediterranean Quercus species (Fagaceae) growing in contrasting light environments.

Quero, J. L., Villar, R., Marañon, T., Zamora, R. & Poorter, L., 2007, In : American Journal of Botany. 94, p. 1795-1803

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

80 Citations (Scopus)

Soil Effects on Forest Structure and Diversity in a Moist and a Dry Tropical Forest

Peña-Claros, M., Poorter, L., Alarcon, A., Blate, G., Choque, U., Fredericksen, T. S., Justiniano, J., Leaño, C., Licona, J. C., Pariona, W., Putz, F. E., Quevedo, L. & Toledo, M., 2012, In : Biotropica. 44, 3, p. 276-283

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

52 Citations (Scopus)

Soil fertility and species traits, but not diversity, drive productivity and biomass stocks in a Guyanese tropical rainforest

van der Sande, M. T., Arets, E. J. M. M., Pena Claros, M., Hoosbeek, M. R., Caceres-Siani, Y., van de Hout, P. & Poorter, L., 7 Feb 2018, In : Functional Ecology. 32, 2, p. 461-474

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

22 Citations (Scopus)

Spatial distribution of gaps along three catenas in the moist forest of Taï National Park, Ivory Coast.

Poorter, L., Jans, L., Bongers, F. & van Rompaey, R. S. A. R., 1994, In : Journal of Tropical Ecology. 10, 3, p. 385-398

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
47 Citations (Scopus)

Structure and composition of the liana assemblage of a mixed rainforest in the Congo Basin

Ewango, C. E. N., Bongers, F., Makana, J. R., Poorter, L. & Sosef, M. S. M., 2015, In : Plant Ecology and Evolution. 148, 1, p. 29-42

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
6 Citations (Scopus)

Successional changes in functional composition contrast for dry and wet tropical forest

Lohbeck, M. W. M., Poorter, L., Lebrija-Trejos, E. E., Martinez-Ramos, M., Meave, J. A., Paz, H., Perez-Garcia, E. A., Romero-Perez, I. E., Tauro, A. & Bongers, F., 2013, In : Ecology. 94, 6, p. 1211-1216

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125 Citations (Scopus)

Testing for functional convergence of temperate rainforest tree assemblages in Chile and New Zealand

Lusk, C. H., Jimenez-Castillo, M., Aragón, R., Easdale, T. A., Poorter, L., Hinojosa, L. F. & Mason, N. W. H. W. H., 2016, In : New Zealand Journal of Botany. 54, 2, p. 175-203

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6 Citations (Scopus)