Keep your distance, bro: tropical plants avoid close relatives

Researchers have been baffled by tropical rainforest diversity for over a century; 650 different tree species can exist in an area covering two football fields, yet similar species never grow next to each other. It seems like it's good to be different than your neighbors, but why?

Keep your distance, bro: tropical plants avoid close relatives

The mathematics of dominance is confounded in the rainforest. Samantha Page reports.

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Pests and the plant defenses against them drive diversity in tropical rainforests

Researchers have been baffled by tropical rainforest diversity for over a century; 650 different tree species can exist in an area covering two football fields, yet similar species never grow ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Phys.org

Pests and the plant defenses against them drive diversity in tropical rainforests, Fri 15 Mar 19 from ScienceDaily

Chemical innovation by relatives of the ice cream bean explains tropical biodiversity

The back-and-forth relationship between insects and their food plants may drive tropical biodiversity evolution according to work on Barro Colorado Island's 50 hectare plot in Panama.

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Eurekalert

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