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Global importance of large-diameter trees
Lutz, James A.1; Furniss, Tucker J.1; Johnson, Daniel J.2; Davies, Stuart J.3,4; Allen, David5; Alonso, Alfonso6; Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina J.3,7; Andrade, Ana8; Baltzer, Jennifer9; Becker, Kendall M. L.1; Blomdahl, Erika M.1; Bourg, Norman A.7,10; Bunyavejchewin, Sarayudh11; Burslem, David F. R. P.12; Cansler, C. Alina13; Cao, Ke14; Cao, Min15; Cardenas, Dairon16; Chang, Li-Wan17; Chao, Kuo-Jung18; Chao, Wei-Chun19; Chiang, Jyh-Min20; Chu, Chengjin21; Chuyong, George B.22; Clay, Keith23; Condit, Richard24,25; Cordell, Susan26; Dattaraja, Handanakere S.27; Duque, Alvaro28; Ewango, Corneille E. N.29; Fischer, Gunter A.30; Fletcher, Christine31; Freund, James A.13; Giardina, Christian26; Germain, Sara J.1; Gilbert, Gregory S.32; Hao, Zhanqing33; Hart, Terese34; Hau, Billy C. H.35; He, Fangliang36; Hector, Andrew37; Howe, Robert W.38; Hsieh, Chang-Fu39; Hu, Yue-Hua14; Hubbell, Stephen P.40; Inman-Narahari, Faith M.26; Itoh, Akira41; Janik, David42; Kassim, Abdul Rahman31; Kenfack, David3,4; Korte, Lisa6; Kral, Kamil42; Larson, Andrew J.43; Li, YiDe44; Lin, Yiching45; Liu, Shirong46; Lum, Shawn47; Ma, Keping14; Makana, Jean-Remy29; Malhi, Yadvinder48; McMahon, Sean M.49; McShea, William J.7; Memiaghe, Herve R.50; Mi, Xiangcheng14; Morecroft, Michael48; Musili, Paul M.51; Myers, Jonathan A.52,53; Novotny, Vojtech54,55,56; de Oliveira, Alexandre57; Ong, Perry58; Orwig, David A.59; Ostertag, Rebecca60; Parker, Geoffrey G.61; Patankar, Rajit62; Phillips, Richard P.23; Reynolds, Glen63; Sack, Lawren40; Song, Guo-Zhang M.64; Su, Sheng-Hsin17; Sukumar, Raman65,66; Sun, I-Fang67; Suresh, Hebbalalu S.27; Swanson, Mark E.68; Tan, Sylvester69; Thomas, Duncan W.70; Thompson, Jill71; Uriarte, Maria72; Valencia, Renato73; Vicentini, Alberto57; Vrska, Tomas42; Wang, Xugao33; Weiblen, George D.74; Wolf, Amy38; Wu, Shu-Hui75,76; Xu, Han44; Yamakura, Takuo41; Yap, Sandra58; Zimmerman, Jess K.77
Corresponding AuthorLutz, James A.(james.lutz@usu.edu)
2018-07-01
Source PublicationGLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY
ISSN1466-822X
Volume27Issue:7Pages:849-864
AbstractAim: To examine the contribution of large-diameter trees to biomass, stand structure, and species richness across forest biomes. Location: Global. Time period: Early 21st century. Major taxa studied: Woody plants. Methods: We examined the contribution of large trees to forest density, richness and biomass using a global network of 48 large (from 2 to 60 ha) forest plots representing 5,601,473 stems across 9,298 species and 210 plant families. This contribution was assessed using three metrics: the largest 1% of trees >= 1 cm diameter at breast height (DBH), all trees >= 60 cm DBH, and those rank-ordered largest trees that cumulatively comprise 50% of forest biomass. Results: Averaged across these 48 forest plots, the largest 1% of trees >= 1 cm DBH comprised 50% of aboveground live biomass, with hectare-scale standard deviation of 26%. Trees >= 60 cm DBH comprised 41% of aboveground live tree biomass. The size of the largest trees correlated with total forest biomass (r(2) 5.62, p < .001). Large-diameter trees in high biomass forests represented far fewer species relative to overall forest richness (r(2) = 5.45, p < .001). Forests with more diverse large-diameter tree communities were comprised of smaller trees (r(2) = 5.33, p < .001). Lower large-diameter richness was associated with large-diameter trees being individuals of more common species (r(2) =5.17, p=5.002). The concentration of biomass in the largest 1% of trees declined with increasing absolute latitude (r(2) = 5.46, p < .001), as did forest density (r(2) = 5.31, p < .001). Forest structural complexity increased with increasing absolute latitude (r(2) = 5.26, p < .001). Main conclusions: Because large-diameter trees constitute roughly half of the mature forest biomass worldwide, their dynamics and sensitivities to environmental change represent potentially large controls on global forest carbon cycling. We recommend managing forests for conservation of existing large-diameter trees or those that can soon reach large diameters as a simple way to conserve and potentially enhance ecosystem services.
Keywordforest biomass forest structure large-diameter trees latitudinal gradient resource inequality Smithsonian ForestGEO
Funding OrganizationUtah Agricultural Experiment Station ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Science Foundation
DOI10.1111/geb.12747
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectUtah Agricultural Experiment Station[1153] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Science Foundation[1354741] ; National Science Foundation[1545761]
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Physical Geography
WOS SubjectEcology ; Geography, Physical
WOS IDWOS:000439785700008
PublisherWILEY
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Cited Times:145[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imr.ac.cn/handle/321006/128825
Collection中国科学院金属研究所
Corresponding AuthorLutz, James A.
Affiliation1.Utah State Univ, Wildland Resources Dept, 5230 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322 USA
2.Utah State Univ, Biol Dept, Logan, UT 84322 USA
3.Smithsonian Trop Res Inst, Ctr Trop Forest Sci, Forest Global Earth Observ, Panama City, Panama
4.Natl Museum Nat Hist, Dept Bot, Washington, DC 20560 USA
5.Middlebury Coll, Dept Biol, Middlebury, VT 05753 USA
6.Smithsonian Conservat Biol Inst, Natl Zool Pk, Ctr Conservat & Sustainabil, Washington, DC USA
7.Smithsonian Conservat Biol Inst, Natl Zool Pk, Conservat Ecol Ctr, Washington, DC USA
8.INPA, Projeto Dinam Biol Fragmentos Florestais, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
9.Wilfrid Laurier Univ, Biol Dept, Waterloo, ON, Canada
10.US Geol Survey, Hydrol Ecol Interact Branch, Water Mission Area, 959 Natl Ctr, Reston, VA 22092 USA
11.Kasetsart & Mahidol Univ, Royal Thai Forest Dept, Bangkok, Thailand
12.Univ Aberdeen, Sch Biol Sci, Aberdeen, Scotland
13.Univ Washington, Sch Environm & Forest Sci, Seattle, WA 98195 USA
14.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Bot, State Key Lab Vegetat & Environm Change, Beijing, Peoples R China
15.Chinese Acad Sci, Xishuangbanna Trop Bot Garden, Key Lab Trop Forest Ecol, Mengla, Yunnan, Peoples R China
16.Inst Amazon Invest Cient Sinchi, Bogota, DC, Colombia
17.Taiwan Forestry Res Inst, Taipei, Taiwan
18.Natl Chung Hsing Univ, Int Master Program Agr, Taichung, Taiwan
19.Natl Chiayi Univ, Dept Forestry & Nat Resources, Chiayi, Taiwan
20.Tunghai Univ, Dept Life Sci, Taichung, Taiwan
21.Sun Yat Sen Univ, Dept Ecol & Evolut, Guangzhou, Guangdong, Peoples R China
22.Univ Buea, Dept Bot & Plant Physiol, Buea, Cameroon
23.Indiana Univ, Dept Biol, Bloomington, IN USA
24.Field Museum Nat Hist, Chicago, IL 60605 USA
25.Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL USA
26.US Forest Serv, USDA, Inst Pacific Islands Forestry, Hilo, HI USA
27.Indian Inst Sci, Ctr Ecol Sci, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
28.Univ Nacl Colombia Sede Medellin, Dept Ciencias Forest, Medellin, Colombia
29.Ctr Format & Rech Conservat Forestiere, Democratic, Rep Congo
30.Kadoorie Farm Bot Garden Corp, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
31.Forest Res Inst Malaysia, Forest Environm Div, Kepong, Malaysia
32.Univ Calif Santa Cruz, Environm Studies Dept, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA
33.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Appl Ecol, Key Lab Forest Ecol & Management, Shenyang, Liaoning, Peoples R China
34.Wildlife Conservat Soc, Ituri, Rep Congo
35.Univ Hong Kong, Sch Biol Sci, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
36.Univ Alberta, Dept Renewable Resources, Edmonton, AB, Canada
37.Univ Oxford, Plant Sci, Oxford, England
38.Univ Wisconsin, Dept Nat & Appl Sci, Green Bay, WI 54302 USA
39.Natl Taiwan Univ, Inst Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, Taipei, Taiwan
40.Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, Los Angeles, CA USA
41.Osaka City Univ, Sch Sci, Osaka, Japan
42.Silva Tarouca Res Inst, Dept Forest Ecol, Brno, Czech Republic
43.Univ Montana, WA Franke Coll Forestry & Conservat, Dept Forest Management, Missoula, MT 59812 USA
44.Chinese Acad Forestry, Res Inst Trop Forestry, Guangzhou, Guangdong, Peoples R China
45.Tunghai Univ, Life Sci Dept, Taichung, Taiwan
46.Chinese Acad Forestry, Inst Forest Ecol Environm & Protect, Beijing, Peoples R China
47.Nanyang Technol Univ, Asian Sch Environm, Singapore, Singapore
48.Univ Oxford, Sch Geog & Environm, Oxford, England
49.Smithsonian Environm Res Ctr, Forest Ecol Grp, Forest Global Earth Observ, Ctr Trop Forest Sci, POB 28, Edgewater, MD 21037 USA
50.Ctr Natl Rech Sci & Technol, Inst Rech Ecol Trop, Libreville, Gabon
51.Natl Museums Kenya, Bot Dept, East African Herbarium, Nairobi, Kenya
52.Washington Univ, Dept Biol, Campus Box 1137, St Louis, MO 63130 USA
53.Washington Univ, Tyson Res Ctr, St Louis, MO USA
54.New Guinea Binatang Res Ctr, Madang, Papua N Guinea
55.Univ South Bohemia, Acad Sci Czech Republ, Biol Ctr, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
56.Univ South Bohemia, Fac Sci, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
57.Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Ecol, Sao Paulo, Brazil
58.Far Eastern Univ Manila, Inst Arts & Sci, Manila, Philippines
59.Harvard Univ, Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA USA
60.Univ Hawaii, Dept Biol, Hilo, HI 96720 USA
61.Smithsonian Environm Res Ctr, Forest Ecol Grp, POB 28, Edgewater, MD 21037 USA
62.Natl Ecol Observ Network NEON Inc, Denton, TX USA
63.Royal Soc SEARRP UK Malaysia, Danum Valley, Malaysia
64.Natl Chung Hsing Univ, Dept Soil & Water Conservat, Taichung, Taiwan
65.Indian Inst Sci, Ctr Ecol Sci, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
66.Indian Inst Sci, Divecha Ctr Climate Change, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
67.Natl Dong Hwa Univ, Dept Nat Resources & Environm Studies, Hualien, Taiwan
68.Washington State Univ, Sch Environm, Pullman, WA 99164 USA
69.Sarawak Forest Dept, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
70.Washington State Univ, Sch Biol Sci, Vancouver, WA USA
71.Ctr Ecol & Hydrol, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
72.Columbia Univ, Dept Ecol Evolut & Environm Biol, New York, NY USA
73.Pontificia Univ Catolica Ecuador, Sch Biol Sci, Quito, Ecuador
74.Univ Minnesota, Dept Plant & Microbial Bio, St Paul, MN 55108 USA
75.Taiwan Forestry Res Inst, Council Agr, Taipei, Taiwan
76.Natl Sun Yat Sen Univ, Dept Biol Sci, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
77.Univ Puerto Rico, Dept Environm Sci, Rio Piedras, PR USA
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Lutz, James A.,Furniss, Tucker J.,Johnson, Daniel J.,et al. Global importance of large-diameter trees[J]. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY,2018,27(7):849-864.
APA Lutz, James A..,Furniss, Tucker J..,Johnson, Daniel J..,Davies, Stuart J..,Allen, David.,...&Zimmerman, Jess K..(2018).Global importance of large-diameter trees.GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY,27(7),849-864.
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