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dc.contributor.authorAguirre‐Gutiérrez, Jesúsen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBerenguer, Erikaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorOliveras Menor, Immaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBauman, Daviden_UK
dc.contributor.authorCorral-Rivas, Jose Javieren_UK
dc.contributor.authorNava-Miranda, Maria Guadalupeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBoth, Sabineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNdong, Josué Edzangen_UK
dc.contributor.authorOndo, Fidèle Evounaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBengone, Natacha N’ssien_UK
dc.contributor.authorMihinhou, Vianeten_UK
dc.contributor.authorDalling, James Wen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAbernethy, Kateen_UK
dc.contributor.authorJeffery, Kathryn Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Lee J Ten_UK
dc.description.abstractTropical forests are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world, yet their functioning is threatened by anthropogenic disturbances and climate change. Global actions to conserve tropical forests could be enhanced by having local knowledge on the forestsʼ functional diversity and functional redundancy as proxies for their capacity to respond to global environmental change. Here we create estimates of plant functional diversity and redundancy across the tropics by combining a dataset of 16 morphological, chemical and photosynthetic plant traits sampled from 2,461 individual trees from 74 sites distributed across four continents together with local climate data for the past half century. Our findings suggest a strong link between climate and functional diversity and redundancy with the three trait groups responding similarly across the tropics and climate gradient. We show that drier tropical forests are overall less functionally diverse than wetter forests and that functional redundancy declines with increasing soil water and vapour pressure deficits. Areas with high functional diversity and high functional redundancy tend to better maintain ecosystem functioning, such as aboveground biomass, after extreme weather events. Our predictions suggest that the lower functional diversity and lower functional redundancy of drier tropical forests, in comparison with wetter forests, may leave them more at risk of shifting towards alternative states in face of further declines in water availability across tropical regions.en_UK
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_UK
dc.relationAguirre‐Gutiérrez J, Berenguer E, Oliveras Menor I, Bauman D, Corral-Rivas JJ, Nava-Miranda MG, Both S, Ndong JE, Ondo FE, Bengone NN, Mihinhou V, Dalling JW, Abernethy K, Jeffery KJ & White LJT (2022) Functional susceptibility of tropical forests to climate change. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 6, pp. 878-889.
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dc.subjectEcosystem ecologyen_UK
dc.subjectTropical ecologyen_UK
dc.titleFunctional susceptibility of tropical forests to climate changeen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[FDFred_MS_Revised_061221.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 6 months after publication.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleNature Ecology and Evolutionen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.description.notesAdditional authors: Katherine Heineman, Axa Figueiredo, Roy González-M, Natalia Norden, Ana Belén Hurtado-M, Diego González, Beatriz Salgado-Negret, Simone Matias Reis, Marina Maria Moraes de Seixas, William Farfan-Rios, Alexander Shenkin, Terhi Riutta, Cécile A. J. Girardin, Sam Moore, Gregory P. Asner, Lisa Patrick Bentley, David F.R.P. Burslem, Lucas A. Cernusak, Brian J. Enquist, Robert M. Ewers, Joice Ferreira, Carlos A. Joly, Ben Hur Marimon-Junior, Roberta E. Martin, Paulo S. Morandi, Oliver L. Phillips, Amy C. Bennett, Simon L. Lewis, Carlos A. Quesada, Beatriz Schwantes Marimon, W. Daniel Kissling, Miles Silman, Yit Arn Teh, Norma Salinas, David A. Coomes, Jos Barlow, Stephen Adu-Bredu & Yadvinder Malhien_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Oxforden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Oxforden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Oxforden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Oxforden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxacaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxacaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of New Englanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAgence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux (ANPN)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAgence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux (ANPN)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMinistère des Eaux, des Forêts, de la Mer et de L’Environnementen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMinistère des Eaux, des Forêts, de la Mer et de L’Environnementen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSmithsonian Tropical Research Instituteen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMinistère des Eaux, des Forêts, de la Mer et de L’Environnementen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorAguirre‐Gutiérrez, Jesús|0000-0001-9190-3229en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBerenguer, Erika|0000-0001-8157-8792en_UK
local.rioxx.authorOliveras Menor, Imma|0000-0001-5345-2236en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBauman, David|0000-0001-9115-6518en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCorral-Rivas, Jose Javier|0000-0002-2851-7517en_UK
local.rioxx.authorNava-Miranda, Maria Guadalupe|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBoth, Sabine|0000-0003-4437-5106en_UK
local.rioxx.authorNdong, Josué Edzang|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorOndo, Fidèle Evouna|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBengone, Natacha N’ssi|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMihinhou, Vianet|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorDalling, James W|0000-0002-6488-9895en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAbernethy, Kate|0000-0002-0393-9342en_UK
local.rioxx.authorJeffery, Kathryn J|0000-0002-2632-0008en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWhite, Lee J T|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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