Possible Negative Effect of General Flowering on Tree Growth and Aboveground Biomass Increment in a Bornean Tropical Rain Forest

Michiko Nakagawa*, Michinari Matsushita, Hiroko Kurokawa, Hiromitsu Samejima, Yayoi Takeuchi, Masahiro Aiba, Ayumi Katayama, Yuji Tokumoto, Tomonori Kume, Natsuko Yoshifuji, Koichiro Kuraji, Hidetoshi Nagamasu, Shoko Sakai, Tohru Nakashizuka

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Abstract

We tested the effect of general flowering (GF), community-wide masting, and drought stress on current-year tree diameter growth and aboveground biomass increment (ABI). General flowering but not drought had a marginally significant negative effect on tree growth and ABI at the community level. Analyses of dominant species clarified this pattern.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-719
Number of pages5
JournalBiotropica
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

User-Defined Keywords

  • dipterocarp forest
  • drought
  • hierarchical Bayesian model
  • Lambir
  • masting
  • reproductive ecology

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