1993 …2021

Research output per year

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Research Output

2011

Environmental changes during secondary succession in a tropical dry forest in Mexico

Lebrija Trejos, E. E., Pérez-Garcia, E. A., Meave, J., Poorter, L. & Bongers, F., 2011, In : Journal of Tropical Ecology. 27, 05, p. 477-489

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

96 Citations (Scopus)

Functional traits determine trade-offs and niches in a tropical forest community

Sterck, F. J., Markesteijn, L., Schieving, F. & Poorter, L., 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, 51, p. 20627-20632

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
108 Citations (Scopus)

Functional traits predict ontogenetic growth trajectories among neotropical trees

Hérault, B., Bachelot, B., Poorter, L., Bongers, F., Chave, J., Paine, C. E. T., Rossi, V. & Baraloto, C., 2011, In : Journal of Ecology. 99, 6, p. 1431-1440

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

100 Citations (Scopus)

Global patterns of leaf mechanical properties

Onoda, Y., Westoby, M., Adler, N. E., Choong, A. M. L., Clissold, F. J., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Diaz, S., Dominy, N. J., Elgart, A., Markesteijn, L., Poorter, L. & Kitajima, K., 2011, In : Ecology Letters. 14, 3, p. 301-312

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

235 Citations (Scopus)

Hydraulics and life history of tropical dry forest tree species: coordination of species' drought and shade tolerance

Markesteijn, L., Poorter, L., Bongers, F., Paz, H. & Sack, L., 2011, In : New Phytologist. 191, 2, p. 480-495

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

133 Citations (Scopus)

Is spatial structure the key to promote plant diversity in Mediterranean forets plantations?

González-Moreno, P., Quero, J. L., Poorter, L., Bonet, F. J. & Zamora, R., 2011, In : Basic and Applied Ecology. 12, 3, p. 251-259

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

20 Citations (Scopus)

Leaf economics traits predict litter decomposition of tropical plants and differ among land use types

Bakker, M. A., Carreño Rocabado, G. & Poorter, L., 2011, In : Functional Ecology. 25, 3, p. 473-483

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

70 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
133 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)

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)

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)

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

47 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
1239 Citations (Scopus)
2010

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)

Functional traits and environmental filtering drive community assembly in a species-rich tropical system

Lebrija Trejos, E. E., Perez-Garcia, A. E., Meave, J., Bongers, F. & Poorter, L., 2010, In : Ecology. 91, 2, p. 386-398

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

277 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

83 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)

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)

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

304 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

48 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

138 Citations (Scopus)
2009

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)

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)

Effects of exotic invasive trees on nitrogen cycling: a case study in Central Spain

Castro-Diez, P., González-Muñoz, N., Alonso, A., Gallardo, A. & Poorter, L., 2009, In : Biological Invasions. 11, 8, p. 1973-1986

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

58 Citations (Scopus)

Leaf traits show different relationships with shade tolerance in moist versus dry tropical forests

Poorter, L., 2009, In : New Phytologist. 181, 4, p. 890-900

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

95 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

217 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

112 Citations (Scopus)
2008

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)

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

Effects of light and nutrients on seedlings of tropical Bauhinia lianas and trees

Cai, Z. Q., Poorter, L., Han, Q. & Bongers, F. J. J. M., 2008, In : Tree Physiology. 28, 8, p. 1277-1285

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
22 Citations (Scopus)

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

La disponibilidad hídrica estacional y topográfica en un bosque seco y húmedo tropical y la variación en la morfología de plántulas arbóreas.

Markesteijn, L., Poorter, L. & Yanguas-Fernandez, E., 2008, In : Revista Boliviana de Ecología y Conservación Ambiental. 24, p. 27-42

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Leaf size and leaf display of thirty-eight tropical tree species

Poorter, L. & Rozendaal, D. M. A., 2008, In : Oecologia. 158, 1, p. 35-46

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
69 Citations (Scopus)

Loss of rain forest plant diversity in a drier West Africa

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

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

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)

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

179 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)
2007

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

241 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)

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)
2006

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)

Leaf traits are good predictors of plant performance across 53 rain forest species

Poorter, L. & Bongers, F. J. J. M., 2006, In : Ecology. 87, 7, p. 1733-1743

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

467 Citations (Scopus)