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Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora

Overview of attention for article published in Science, October 2013
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31 news outlets
12 blogs
133 tweeters
31 Facebook pages
1 Wikipedia page
2 Google+ users
3 video uploaders


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Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora
Published in
Science, October 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1243092
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H. ter Steege, N. C. A. Pitman, D. Sabatier, C. Baraloto, R. P. Salomao, J. E. Guevara, O. L. Phillips, C. V. Castilho, W. E. Magnusson, J.-F. Molino, A. Monteagudo, P. Nunez Vargas, J. C. Montero, T. R. Feldpausch, E. N. H. Coronado, T. J. Killeen, B. Mostacedo, R. Vasquez, R. L. Assis, J. Terborgh, F. Wittmann, A. Andrade, W. F. Laurance, S. G. W. Laurance, B. S. Marimon, B.-H. Marimon, I. C. Guimaraes Vieira, I. L. Amaral, R. Brienen, H. Castellanos, D. Cardenas Lopez, J. F. Duivenvoorden, H. F. Mogollon, F. D. d. A. Matos, N. Davila, R. Garcia-Villacorta, P. R. Stevenson Diaz, F. Costa, T. Emilio, C. Levis, J. Schietti, P. Souza, A. Alonso, F. Dallmeier, A. J. D. Montoya, M. T. Fernandez Piedade, A. Araujo-Murakami, L. Arroyo, R. Gribel, P. V. A. Fine, C. A. Peres, M. Toledo, G. A. Aymard C., T. R. Baker, C. Ceron, J. Engel, T. W. Henkel, P. Maas, P. Petronelli, J. Stropp, C. E. Zartman, D. Daly, D. Neill, M. Silveira, M. R. Paredes, J. Chave, D. d. A. Lima Filho, P. M. Jorgensen, A. Fuentes, J. Schongart, F. Cornejo Valverde, A. Di Fiore, E. M. Jimenez, M. C. Penuela Mora, J. F. Phillips, G. Rivas, T. R. van Andel, P. von Hildebrand, B. Hoffman, E. L. Zent, Y. Malhi, A. Prieto, A. Rudas, A. R. Ruschell, N. Silva, V. Vos, S. Zent, A. A. Oliveira, A. C. Schutz, T. Gonzales, M. Trindade Nascimento, H. Ramirez-Angulo, R. Sierra, M. Tirado, M. N. Umana Medina, G. van der Heijden, C. I. A. Vela, E. Vilanova Torre, C. Vriesendorp, O. Wang, K. R. Young, C. Baider, H. Balslev, C. Ferreira, I. Mesones, A. Torres-Lezama, L. E. Urrego Giraldo, R. Zagt, M. N. Alexiades, L. Hernandez, I. Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, W. Milliken, W. Palacios Cuenca, D. Pauletto, E. Valderrama Sandoval, L. Valenzuela Gamarra, K. G. Dexter, K. Feeley, G. Lopez-Gonzalez, M. R. Silman


The vast extent of the Amazon Basin has historically restricted the study of its tree communities to the local and regional scales. Here, we provide empirical data on the commonness, rarity, and richness of lowland tree species across the entire Amazon Basin and Guiana Shield (Amazonia), collected in 1170 tree plots in all major forest types. Extrapolations suggest that Amazonia harbors roughly 16,000 tree species, of which just 227 (1.4%) account for half of all trees. Most of these are habitat specialists and only dominant in one or two regions of the basin. We discuss some implications of the finding that a small group of species--less diverse than the North American tree flora--accounts for half of the world's most diverse tree community.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 51 3%
United States 23 1%
Colombia 11 <1%
United Kingdom 6 <1%
Switzerland 4 <1%
Spain 4 <1%
Mexico 4 <1%
Italy 3 <1%
Ecuador 3 <1%
Other 24 1%
Unknown 1632 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 315 18%
Researcher 306 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 295 17%
Student > Bachelor 194 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 120 7%
Other 341 19%
Unknown 194 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 859 49%
Environmental Science 407 23%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 87 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 39 2%
Engineering 29 2%
Other 99 6%
Unknown 245 14%

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