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dc.contributor.authorGanivet, Elias
dc.contributor.authorFlores, Olivier
dc.contributor.authorBalguerías, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorNascimento Reyes, Lea de 
dc.contributor.authorArévalo, José Ramón 
dc.contributor.authorFernández Lugo, Silvia
dc.contributor.authorFernández-Palacios, José María 
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T13:27:33Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T13:27:33Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1612-4669
dc.identifier.urihttp://riull.ull.es/xmlui/handle/915/16500
dc.description.abstractIn Tenerife (Canary Islands), the laurel forest is considered one of the most biodiverse ecosystems of the archipelago. This study aims at providing useful information about tree species strategies and their natural dynamics in order to improve understanding of the functioning of this ecosystem. The knowledge gained would be of great importance for laurel forest conservation, not only in the Canaries, but also in Madeira and the Azores. Our main research question is: ‘Are the ecological groups of laurel forest tree species, described in earlier studies based exclusively on regeneration strategies, consistent with species functional traits, growth patterns and spatial distributions?’ We used data from six 50 × 50 m permanent plots established in 1999 and re-measured in 2015, combined with information on twelve functional traits from newly produced data or extracted from previous studies. For each species, we analyzed the abundance of seedlings/suckers, saplings and adults inside the permanent plots. Two ordination methods were used to assess multivariate differences in functional traits between species. Different mixed-effect models were tested to investigate effects of sites, individual tree size and competition on tree growth rates. Finally we analyzed the spatial distribution of both saplings and adults and their interaction within the six permanent plots. Our results were consistent with a classification of species into different ecological groups based on (1) their shade tolerance: light-demanding versus shade-tolerant species and (2) their reproductive strategies: sexual (i.e., seedlings), asexual (i.e., suckers) or both. These differences between light-demanding versus shade-tolerant and/or seedling-producing species versus sucker-producing species were consistently observed across the species functional traits, growth patterns and spatial distributions. Only one species, Viburnum rigidum Vent., presented singularities compared with its previously established group. Because V. rigidum is mostly an understory species, we proposed to add a third aspect to the classification scheme: understory versus canopy species. This led to a total of six ecological groups within fourteen laurel forest tree species. Finally, this study also showed that the Tenerife laurel forest is still maturing and becoming richer in species, which outlines the importance of its preservation.es_ES
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherSpringeres_ES
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropean Journal of Forest Research;2018
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.titleEcological strategies of tree species in the laurel forest of Tenerife (Canary Islands): an insight into cloud forest natural dynamics using long‑term monitoring dataes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10342-018-1156-6
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccesses_ES
dc.subject.keywordAnaga Rural Parkes_ES
dc.subject.keywordLaurel forestses_ES
dc.subject.keywordSpatial analyseses_ES
dc.subject.keywordParque rural Anagaes_ES
dc.subject.keywordBosque de laureles_ES
dc.subject.keywordAnálisis espacialeses_ES
dc.type.hasVersioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersiones_ES


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