1993 …2021

Research output per year

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Research Output

2015

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)

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)

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)

Effects of Amazonian Dark Earths on growth and leaf nutrient balance of tropical tree seedlings

Quintero Vallejo, E., Pena Claros, M., Bongers, F., Toledo, M. & Poorter, L., 2015, In : Plant and Soil. 396, 1, p. 241-255

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Functional Trait Strategies of Trees in Dry and Wet Tropical Forests Are Similar but Differ in Their Consequences for Succession

Lohbeck, M. W. M., Lebrija-Trejos, E. E., Martinez-Ramos, M., Meave, J. A., Poorter, L. & Bongers, F., 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 4, e0123741.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
35 Citations (Scopus)

Globally, functional traits are weak predictors of juvenile tree growth, and we do not know why

Paine, C. E. T., Amissah, L., Auge, H., Baraloto, C. & Poorter, L., 2015, In : Journal of Ecology. 103, 4, p. 978-989

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

53 Citations (Scopus)

Global variability in leaf respiration in relation to climate, plant functional types and leaf traits

Atkin, O., Bloomfield, K., Reich, P. B., Tjoelker, M. G., Asner, G., Bonal, D., Bönisch, G. & Poorter, L., 2015, In : New Phytologist. 206, 2, p. 614-636

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
132 Citations (Scopus)

Hyperdominance in Amazonian forest carbon cycling

Fauset, S., Arets, E. J. M. M., ter Steege, H., Pena Claros, M., Poorter, L., Levis, C. & Toledo, M., 2015, In : Nature Communications. 6, 6857.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
112 Citations (Scopus)

Leaf and stem economics spectra drive diversity of functional plant traits in a dynamic global vegetation model

Sakschewski, B., von Bloh, W., Boit, A., Rammig, A., Kattge, J., Poorter, L., Peñualeas, J. & Thonicke, K., 2015, In : Global Change Biology. 21, 7, p. 2711-2725

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

75 Citations (Scopus)

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

20 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

331 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

25 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
5 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
11 Citations (Scopus)
2014

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)

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)

Functional traits predict drought performance and distribution of Mediterranean woody species

Lopez-Iglesias, B., Villar, R. & Poorter, L., 2014, In : Acta Oecologica-International Journal of Ecology. 56, p. 10-18

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

42 Citations (Scopus)

Leaf vein length per unit area is not intrinsically dependent on image magnification: avoiding measurement artifacts for accuracy and precision.

Sack, L., Caringella, M., Scoffoni, C., Rawls, M., Markesteijn, L. & Poorter, L., 2014, In : Plant Physiology. 166, 2, p. 829-838

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
11 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

40 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

158 Citations (Scopus)

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)

Prof. Lourens Poorter over het doorgronden van het regenwoud

Poorter, L., 2014

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

Open Access

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)

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)

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

32 Citations (Scopus)
2013

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

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)

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)

Effects of ENSO and temporal rainfall variation on the dynamics of successional communities in old-field succession of a seasonal tropical dry forest

Maza-Villalobos, S., Poorter, L. & Martínez-Ramos, M., 2013, In : PLoS ONE. 8, 12 p., e82040.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
20 Citations (Scopus)

Large trees drive forest aboveground biomass variation in moist lowland forests across the tropics

Slik, J. W. F., Paoli, G., McGuire, K., Amaral, I., Barroso, J., Bongers, F. & Poorter, L., 2013, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 22, 12, p. 1261-1271

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

202 Citations (Scopus)

Leaf adaptations of evergreen and deciduous trees of semi-arid and humid savannas on three continents

Tomlinson, K. W., Poorter, L., Sterck, F. J., Borghetti, M., Ward, D., de Bie, S. & van Langevelde, F., 2013, In : Journal of Ecology. 101, 2, p. 430-440

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

53 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

1190 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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

117 Citations (Scopus)
2012

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

Ecosystem services research in Latin America: The state of the art.

Balvanera, P., Uriarte, M., Almeida-Leñero, L., Altesor, A., DeClerck, F., Gardner, T., Hall, J., Lara, A., Laterra, P., Peña-Claros, M., Silva Matos, D. M., Vogl, A. L., Romero-Duque, L. P., Arreola, L. F., Caro-Borrero, A. P., Gallego, F., Jain, M., Little, C., de Oliveira Xavier, R., Paruelo, J. M. & 2 others, Peinado, J. E. & Poorter, L., 2012, In : Ecosystem Services. 2, p. 56-70

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

120 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of disturbance intensity on species and functional diversity in a tropical forest

Carreño Rocabado, G., Peña-Claros, M., Bongers, F., Alarcón, A., Licona, J. C. & Poorter, L., 2012, In : Journal of Ecology. 100, 6, p. 1453-1463

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

78 Citations (Scopus)

Functional diversity changes during tropical forest succession.

Lohbeck, M. W. M., Poorter, L., Paz, H., van Breugel, M., Martinez-Ramos, M. & Bongers, F., 2012, In : Perspectives in plant ecology, evolution and systematics. 14, 2, p. 89-96

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

60 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic diversity of Kenyan Prosopis populations based on random amplified polymorphic DNA markers

Muturi, G. M., Machua, J. M., Mohren, G. M. J., Poorter, L., Gicheru, J. M. & Maina, L. W., 2012, In : African journal of biotechnology. 11, 87, p. 15291-15302

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

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)

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)

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

51 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

55 Citations (Scopus)
2011

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)

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)