Large trees drive forest aboveground biomass variation in moist lowland forests across the tropics

Slik J.W. Ferry, Paoli Gary, McGuire Krista L., Amaral Iêda Leão, Barroso Jorcely, Bastian Meredith, Blanc Lilian, Bongers Frans, Boundja Patrick, Clark Connie J., Collins Murray, Dauby Gilles, Yi Ding, Doucet Jean-Louis, Eler Eduardo, Ferreira Leandro, Forshed Olle, Fredriksson Gabriella, Gillet Jean-François, Harris David, Leal Miguel, Laumonier Yves, Malhi Yadvinder, Mansor Asyraf, Martin Emanuel, Miyamoto Kazuki, Araujo-Murakami Alejandro, Nagamasu Hidetoshi, Nilus Reuben, Nurtjahya Eddy, Oliveira Atila, Onrizal Onrizal, Parada-Gutierrez Alexander, Permana Andrea, Poorter Lourens, Poulsen John R., Ramirez-Angulo Hirma, Reitsma Jan, Rovero Francesco, Rozak Andes, Sheil Douglas, Silva-Espejo Javier, Silveira Marcos, Spironelo Wilson Roberto, Ter Steege Hans, Stévart Tariq, Navarro-Aguilar Gilberto Enrique, Sunderland Terry C.H., Suzuki Eizi, Tang Jianwei, Theilade Ida, Van Der Heijden Geertje, Van Valkenburg Johan, Tran Van Do, Vilanova Emilio, Vos Vincent, Wich Serge, Wöll Hannsjoerg, Yoneda Tsuyoshi, Zang Runguo, Ming-Gang Zhang, Zweifel Nicole. 2013. Large trees drive forest aboveground biomass variation in moist lowland forests across the tropics. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22 (12) : pp. 1261-1271.

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Abstract : Aim Large trees (d.b.h.≥70 cm) store large amounts of biomass. Several studies suggest that large trees may be vulnerable to changing climate, potentially leading to declining forest biomass storage. Here we determine the importance of large trees for tropical forest biomass storage and explore which intrinsic (species trait) and extrinsic (environment) variables are associated with the density of large trees and forest biomass at continental and pan-tropical scales. Location Pan-tropical. Methods Aboveground biomass (AGB) was calculated for 120 intact lowland moist forest locations. Linear regression was used to calculate variation in AGB explained by the density of large trees. Akaike information criterion weights (AICc-wi) were used to calculate averaged correlation coefficients for all possible multiple regression models between AGB/density of large trees and environmental and species trait variables correcting for spatial autocorrelation. Results Density of large trees explained c. 70% of the variation in pan-tropical AGB and was also responsible for significantly lower AGB in Neotropical [287.8 (mean)±105.0 (SD) Mg ha -1 versus Palaeotropical forests (Africa 418.3±91.8 Mg ha-1; Asia 393.3±109.3 Mg ha-1). Pan-tropical variation in density of large trees and AGB was associated with soil coarseness (negative), soil fertility (positive), community wood density (positive) and dominance of wind dispersed species (positive), temperature in the coldest month (negative), temperature in the warmest month (negative) and rainfall in the wettest month (positive), but results were not always consistent among continents. Main conclusions Density of large trees and AGB were significantly associated with climatic variables, indicating that climate change will affect tropical forest biomass storage. Species trait composition will interact with these future biomass changes as they are also affected by a warmer climate. Given the importance of large trees for variation in AGB across the tropics, and their sensitivity to climate change, we emphasize the need for in-depth analyses of the community dynamics of large trees. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Forêt tropicale humide, Arbre forestier, Changement climatique, Stockage, Biomasse, Densité de population, Fertilité du sol, Mycorhizé, Facteur climatique, Climat tropical, Précipitation, Température, Vent, Hauteur, Densité, Bois, Modèle mathématique, Modèle de simulation, séquestration du carbone

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Afrique, Amériques, Asie

Classification Agris : K01 - Forestry - General aspects
F62 - Plant physiology - Growth and development
P40 - Meteorology and climatology

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2005-2013) - Agriculture, environnement, nature et sociétés

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Slik J.W. Ferry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CHN)
  • Paoli Gary
  • McGuire Krista L., Columbia University (USA)
  • Amaral Iêda Leão, INPA (BRA)
  • Barroso Jorcely, UFAC (BRA)
  • Bastian Meredith, Zoo Philadelphia (USA)
  • Blanc Lilian, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (BRA)
  • Bongers Frans, Wageningen University and Research Centre (NLD)
  • Boundja Patrick, Tropical Ecology Assessment Monitoring (COD)
  • Clark Connie J., Duke University (USA)
  • Collins Murray, Institute of Zoology (GBR)
  • Dauby Gilles, ULB (BEL)
  • Yi Ding, Chinese Academy of Forestry (CHN)
  • Doucet Jean-Louis, CRA (BEL)
  • Eler Eduardo, INPA (BRA)
  • Ferreira Leandro, Museu Goeldi (BRA)
  • Forshed Olle, WWF Suède (SWE)
  • Fredriksson Gabriella, University of Amsterdam (NLD)
  • Gillet Jean-François, Université de Liège (BEL)
  • Harris David, Royal Botanic Garden (GBR)
  • Leal Miguel, Wildlife Conservation Society (UGA)
  • Laumonier Yves, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (IDN)
  • Malhi Yadvinder, University of Oxford (GBR)
  • Mansor Asyraf, Universiti Sains Malaysia (MYS)
  • Martin Emanuel, Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre (TZA)
  • Miyamoto Kazuki, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (JPN)
  • Araujo-Murakami Alejandro, Universidad Autónoma Gabriel Rene Moreno (BOL)
  • Nagamasu Hidetoshi, Kyoto University (JPN)
  • Nilus Reuben, FRC (MYS)
  • Nurtjahya Eddy, Universitas Bangka Belitung (IDN)
  • Oliveira Atila, INPA (BRA)
  • Onrizal Onrizal, Universitas Islam Sumatera Utara (IDN)
  • Parada-Gutierrez Alexander, Universidad Autónoma Gabriel Rene Moreno (BOL)
  • Permana Andrea, Universität Zürich (CHE)
  • Poorter Lourens, Wageningen University (NLD)
  • Poulsen John R., Wageningen University (NLD)
  • Ramirez-Angulo Hirma, ULA (VEN)
  • Reitsma Jan
  • Rovero Francesco, Bioversity International (ITA)
  • Rozak Andes, LIPI (IDN)
  • Sheil Douglas, ITFC (UGA)
  • Silva-Espejo Javier, Universidad de San Abad del Cusco (PER)
  • Silveira Marcos, UFAC (BRA)
  • Spironelo Wilson Roberto, INPA (BRA)
  • Ter Steege Hans, Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NLD)
  • Stévart Tariq, Missouri Botanical Garden (USA)
  • Navarro-Aguilar Gilberto Enrique, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana (PER)
  • Sunderland Terry C.H., CIFOR (IDN)
  • Suzuki Eizi, Kagoshima University (JPN)
  • Tang Jianwei, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CHN)
  • Theilade Ida, University of Copenhagen (DNK)
  • Van Der Heijden Geertje, University of Wisconsin (USA)
  • Van Valkenburg Johan, Wageningen University (NLD)
  • Tran Van Do, Kyoto University (JPN)
  • Vilanova Emilio, ULA (VEN)
  • Vos Vincent, UAB (BOL)
  • Wich Serge, Liverpool John Moores University (GBR)
  • Wöll Hannsjoerg, Conservation and Natural Resources Management (AUT)
  • Yoneda Tsuyoshi, Kagoshima University (JPN)
  • Zang Runguo, Chinese Academy of Forestry (CHN)
  • Ming-Gang Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CHN)
  • Zweifel Nicole, Universität Zürich (CHE)

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