1993 …2021

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Research Output

Article

The consequences of crown traits for the growth and survival of tree saplings in a Mexican lowland rain forest

Sterck, F. J., Martinez-Ramos, M., Dryer-Leal, G., Rodriguez-Velazquez, J. & Poorter, L., 2003, In : Functional Ecology. 17, 2, p. 194-200

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

36 Citations (Scopus)

The effects of drought and shade on the performance, morphology and physiology of Ghanaian tree species

Amissah, L., Mohren, G. M. J., Kyereh, B. & Poorter, L., 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 4, e0121004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
13 Citations (Scopus)

The hydraulic efficiency-safety trade-off differs between lianas and trees

van der Sande, M. T., Poorter, L., Schnitzer, S. A., Engelbrecht, B. M. J. & Markesteijn, L., May 2019, In : Ecology. 100, 5, e02666.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)

The importance of biodiversity and dominance for multiple ecosystem functions in a human-modified tropical landscape

Lohbeck, M. W. M., Bongers, F., Martinez-Ramos, M. & Poorter, L., 2016, In : Ecology. 97, 10, p. 2772-2779

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
45 Citations (Scopus)

The importance of wood traits and hydraulic conductance for the performance and life history strategies of 42 rainforest tree species

Poorter, L., McDonald, I., Alarcón, A., Fichtler, E., Licona, J. C., Peña-Claros, M., Sterck, F. J., Villegas, Z. & Sass-Klaassen, U., 2010, In : New Phytologist. 185, 2, p. 481-492

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

306 Citations (Scopus)

The integration of empirical, remote sensing and modelling approaches enhances insight in the role of biodiversity in climate change mitigation by tropical forests

van der Sande, M. T., Poorter, L., Balvanera, P., Kooistra, L., Thonicke, K., Boit, A., Dutrieux, L., Equihua, J., Gerard, F., Herold, M., Kolb, M., Simões, M. & Peña-Claros, M., 2017, In : Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 26-27, p. 69-76

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

The relationships of wood-, gas-, and water fractions of tree stems to performance and life history variation in tropical trees

Poorter, L., 2008, In : Annals of Botany. 102, 3, p. 367-375

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

46 Citations (Scopus)

The trait contribution to wood decomposition rates of 15 neotropical tree species

van Geffen, K. G., Poorter, L., Sass-Klaassen, U., Logtestijn, R. S. P. & Cornelissen, J. H. C., 2010, In : Ecology. 91, 12, p. 3686-3697

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

49 Citations (Scopus)

Tissue-level leaf toughness, but not lamina thickness, predicts sapling leaf lifespan and shade tolerance of tropical tree species

Kitajima, K. & Poorter, L., 2010, In : New Phytologist. 186, p. 708-721

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

141 Citations (Scopus)

Trait divergence and habitat specialization in tropical floodplain forests trees

Mori, G. B., Schietti, J., Poorter, L. & Piedade, M. T. F., 1 Feb 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 2, e0212232.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Tree architecture and life-history strategies across 200 co-occurring tropical tree species

Iida, Y., Kohyama, T. S., Kubo, T., Kassim, A. R., Poorter, L., Sterck, F. J. & Potts, M. D., 2011, In : Functional Ecology. 25, 6, p. 1260-1268

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

49 Citations (Scopus)

TRY - a global database of plant traits

Kattge, J., Diaz, S., Lavorel, S., Prentices, I. C., Leadley, P., Bönisch, G., Garnier, E., Westobys, M., Reich, P. B., Wrights, I. J., Cornelissen, C., Violle, C., Harisson, S. P., van Bodegom, P. M., Reichstein, M., Enquist, B. J., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., Ackerly, D. D., Anand, M., Atkin, O. & 79 others, Bahn, M., Baker, T. R., Baldochi, D., Bekker, R., Blanco, C. C., Blonders, B., Bond, W. J., Bradstock, R., Bunker, D. E., Casanoves, F., Cavender-Bares, J., Chambers, J. Q., Chapin III, F. S., Chave, J., Coomes, D., Cornwell, W. K., Craine, J. M., Dobrin, B. H., Duarte, L., Durka, W., Elser, J., Esser, G., Estiarte, M., Fagan, W. F., Fang, J., Fernadez-Mendez, F., Fidelis, A., Finegan, B., Flores, O., Ford, H., Frank, D., Freschet, T., Fyllas, N. M., Gallagher, R. V., Green, W. A., Gutierrez, A. G., Hickler, T., Higgins, S. I., Hodgson, J. G., Jalili, A., Jansen, S., Joly, C. A., Kerkhoff, A. J., Kirkup, D., Kitajima, K., Kleyer, M., Klotz, S., Knops, J. M. H., Kramer, K., Kühn, I., Kurokawa, H., Laughlin, D., Lee, T. D., Leishman, M., Lens, F., Lewis, S. L., Lloyd, J., Llusia, J., Louault, F., Ma, S., Mahecha, M. D., Manning, P., Massad, T., Medlyn, B. E., Messier, J., Moles, A. T., Müller, S. C., Nadrowski, K., Naeem, S., Niinemets, Ü., Nöllert, S., Nüske, A., Ogaya, R., Oleksyn, J., Onipchenko, V. G., Onoda, Y., Ordonez Barragan, J. C., Ozinga, W. A. & Poorter, L., 2011, In : Global Change Biology. 17, 9, p. 2905-2935

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
1270 Citations (Scopus)

Unleached Prosopis litter inhibits germination but leached stimulates seedling growth of dry woodland species

Muturi, G. M., Poorter, L., Bala, P. & Mohren, G. M. J., 2017, In : Journal of Arid Environments. 138, p. 44-50

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Variation in stem mortality rates determines patterns of above-ground biomass in Amazonian forests: implications for dynamic global vegetation models

Johnson, M. O., Galbraith, D., Gloor, M., De Deurwaerder, H., Guimberteau, M., Rammig, A., Thonicke, K., Verbeeck, H., Von Randow, C., Monteagudo, A., Phillips, O. L., Brienen, R. J. W., Feldpausch, T. R., Lopez Gonzalez, G., Fauset, S., Quesada, C. A., Christoffersen, B., Ciais, P., Sampaio, G., Kruijt, B. & 58 others, Meir, P., Moorcroft, P., Zhang, K., Alvarez-Davila, E., Alves De Oliveira, A., Amaral, I., Andrade, A., Aragao, L. E. O. C., Araujo-Murakami, A., Arets, E. J. M. M., Arroyo, L., Aymard, G. A., Baraloto, C., Barroso, J., Bonal, D., Boot, R., Camargo, J., Chave, J., Cogollo, A., Cornejo Valverde, F., Lola Da Costa, A. C., Di Fiore, A., Ferreira, L., Higuchi, N., Honorio, E. N., Killeen, T. J., Laurance, S. G., Laurance, W. F., Licona, J., Lovejoy, T., Malhi, Y., Marimon, B., Marimon, B. H., Matos, D. C. L., Mendoza, C., Neill, D. A., Pardo, G., Peña-Claros, M., Pitman, N. C. A., Poorter, L., Prieto, A., Ramirez-Angulo, H., Roopsind, A., Rudas, A., Salomao, R. P., Silveira, M., Stropp, J., Ter Steege, H., Terborgh, J., Thomas, R., Toledo, M., Torres-Lezama, A., van der Heijden, G. M. F., Vasquez, R., Guimarães Vieira, I. C., Vilanova, E., Vos, V. A. & Baker, T. R., 2016, In : Global Change Biology. 22, 12, p. 3996-4013

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
60 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access

Wet and dry tropical forests show opposite successional pathways in wood density but converge over time

Poorter, L., Rozendaal, D. M. A., Bongers, F., de Almeida-Cortez, J. S., Almeyda Zambrano, A. M., Álvarez, F. S., Andrade, J. L., Villa, L. F. A., Balvanera, P., Becknell, J. M., Bentos, T. V., Bhaskar, R., Boukili, V., Brancalion, P. H. S., Broadbent, E. N., César, R. G., Chave, J., Chazdon, R. L., Colletta, G. D., Craven, D. & 59 others, de Jong, B. H. J., Denslow, J. S., Dent, D. H., DeWalt, S. J., García, E. D., Dupuy, J. M., Durán, S. M., Espírito Santo, M. M., Fandiño, M. C., Fernandes, G. W., Finegan, B., Moser, V. G., Hall, J. S., Hernández-Stefanoni, J. L., Jakovac, C. C., Junqueira, A. B., Kennard, D., Lebrija-Trejos, E., Letcher, S. G., Lohbeck, M., Lopez, O. R., Marín-Spiotta, E., Martínez-Ramos, M., Martins, S. V., Massoca, P. E. S., Meave, J. A., Mesquita, R., Mora, F., de Souza Moreno, V., Müller, S. C., Muñoz, R., Muscarella, R., de Oliveira Neto, S. N., Nunes, Y. R. F., Ochoa-Gaona, S., Paz, H., Peña-Claros, M., Piotto, D., Ruíz, J., Sanaphre-Villanueva, L., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Schwartz, N. B., Steininger, M. K., Thomas, W. W., Toledo, M., Uriarte, M., Utrera, L. P., van Breugel, M., van der Sande, M. T., van der Wal, H., Veloso, M. D. M., Vester, H. F. M., Vieira, I. C. G., Villa, P. M., Williamson, G. B., Wright, S. J., Zanini, K. J., Zimmerman, J. K. & Westoby, M., 22 Apr 2019, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 3, p. 928-934

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

Wood density explains architectural differentiation across 145 co-occurring tropical tree species

Iida, Y., Poorter, L., Sterck, F. J., Kubo, T., Kassim, A. R., Potts, M. D. & Kohyama, T. S., 2012, In : Functional Ecology. 26, 1, p. 274-282

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

56 Citations (Scopus)

Wood mechanics, allometry, and life-history variation in a tropical rain forest tree community

van Gelder, H. A., Poorter, L. & Sterck, F. J., 2006, In : New Phytologist. 171, 2, p. 367-378

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

197 Citations (Scopus)
Book

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

Estructura y dinámica de un bosque húmedo tropical en el norte de la Amazonía boliviana

Poorter, L., Boot, R. G. A., Hayashida, Y., Leigue, J., Peña-Claros, M. & Zuidema, P. A., 2001, Riberalta, Bolivia: s.n. 53 p. (PROMAB Informe Tecnico; no. 2)

Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

Chapter

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

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

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

Ecological profiles of large timber species

Siepel, A., Poorter, L. & Hawthorne, W. D., 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. 391-446 520 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ecological profiles of rare and endemic species

Holmgren, M., Poorter, L., Siepel, A., Bongers, F. J. J. M., Buitelaar, M., Chatelain, C., Gautier, L., Hawthorne, W. D., Helmink, A. T. F., Jongkind, C. C. H., van Os Breijer, H. J., Wieringa, J. J. & van Zoest, A. R., 2004, Biodiversity of West African forests; an ecological atlas of woody plant species. Poorter, L., Bongers, F. J. J. M., Kouamé, F. Y. N. & Hawthorne, W. D. (eds.). Wallingford (UK): CABI Publishing, p. 101-389 521 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Floristic diversity of closed forests in Cote d'Ivoire

Kouame, F. N., Kouadio, K. E., Kouassi, K. & 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. 53-60 520 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Functional basis for resource niche partitioning by tropical trees

Kitajima, K. & Poorter, L., 2008, Tropical forest community ecology. Carson, W. P. & Schnitzer, S. A. (eds.). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, p. 160-181 536 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Gap heterogeneity and its implications for regeneration

Poorter, L., 2002, Advanced comparative neotropical ecology. Orians, G. & Deinert, E. (eds.). Durham: OTS, p. 200-214

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Growth and carbon partitioning of tropical tree seedlings in contrasting light environments.

Veneklaas, E. J. & Poorter, L., 1998, Inherent variation in plant growth : Physiological mechanisms and ecological consequences.. Lambers, H., Poorter, L. & van Vuuren, MMI. (eds.). Leiden: Backhuys Publishers, p. 337-361

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access

Implications for conservation and management

Bongers, F. J. J. M., Poorter, L., Beligne, V., Hawthorne, W. D., Kouame, F. N., Parren, M. P. E. & Traoré, D., 2004, Biodiversity of West African Forests. An Ecological Atlas of Woody Plant Species. Poorter, L., Bongers, F., Kouame, F. N. & Hawthorne, W. D. (eds.). CABI, p. 87-100 520 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Recource capture and use by tropical forest tree seedlings and their consequences for competition

Poorter, L., 2005, Biotic interactions in the tropics: their role in the maintenance of species diversity. Burslem, D. F. R. P., Pinard, M. A. & Hartley, S. E. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 35-64

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Resource capture and use by tropical forest tree seedlings and their consequences for competition

Poorter, L., 2005, Biotic interactions in the tropics: their role in the maintenance of species diversity. Burslem, D. F. R. P., Pinard, M. A. & Hartley, S. E. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 35-64

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The forests of Upper Guinea: gradients in large species composition

Bongers, F. J. J. M., Poorter, L. & Hawthorne, W. D., 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. 41-52 520 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The importance of seed mass for early regeneration in tropical forest: a review

Rose, S. A. & Poorter, L., 2003, Long-term changes in tropical tree diversity: Studies from the Guiana Shield, Africa, Borneo and Melanesia. ter Steege, H. (ed.). Wageningen: Tropenbos, p. 19-35 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access

West African forests; introduction

Poorter, L., Bongers, F. J. J. M. & Lemmens, R. H. M. J., 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. 5-14 520 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

What explains the distribution of rare and endemic West African plants?

Holmgren, M., Poorter, L. & Siepel, A., 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. 73-86 520 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Comment/Letter to the editor

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

Letter: The potential of secondary forests

Bongers, F., Chazdon, R. L., Poorter, L. & Pena Claros, M., 2015, In : Science. 348, 6235, p. 642-643

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorAcademic

23 Citations (Scopus)
Conference paper

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

Digital or Visual Products

Prof. Lourens Poorter over het doorgronden van het regenwoud

Poorter, L., 2014

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual ProductsOther research output

Open Access
Letter

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)

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

17 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)

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

30 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

196 Citations (Scopus)

Driving factors of forest growth: a reply to Ferry et al. (2012).

Toledo, M., Poorter, L., Peña-Claros, M., Alarcón, A., Balcázar, J., Leaño, C., Licona, J. C., Llanque, O., Vroomans, V., Zuidema, P. A. & Bongers, F., 2012, In : Journal of Ecology. 100, p. 1069-1073

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

2 Citations (Scopus)

The intermediate disturbance hypothesis applies to tropical forests, but disturbance contributes little to tree diversity

Bongers, F., Poorter, L., Hawthorne, W. D. & Sheil, D., 2009, In : Ecology Letters. 12, p. 798-805

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

117 Citations (Scopus)
Report

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

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