Imperial College London

DrJamesRosindell

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Senior Research Fellow
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 2242j.rosindell

 
 
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W1.5KennedySilwood Park

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Bongalov,
author = {Bongalov, B and Burslem, DFRP and Jucker, T and Thompson, SED and Rosindell, J and Swinfield, T and Nilus, R and Clewley, D and Philips, OL and Coomes, DA},
journal = {Ecology Letters},
title = {Reconciling the contribution of environmental and stochastic structuring of tropical forest diversity through the lens of imaging spectroscopy},
url = {http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/71769},
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Both niche and stochastic dispersal processes structure the extraordinary diversity of tropical plants, but determining their relative contributions has proven challenging. We address this question by using airborne imaging spectroscopy to estimate canopy β-diversity for an extensive region of a Bornean rainforest and challenge these data with models incorporating niches and dispersal. We show that remotely-sensed and field-derived estimates of pairwise dissimilarity in community composition are closely matched, proving the applicability of imaging spectroscopy to provide β-diversity data for entire landscapes of over 1000 ha containing contrasting forest types. Our model reproduces the empirical data well and shows that the ecological processes maintaining tropical forest diversity are scale dependent. Patterns of β-diversity are shaped by stochastic dispersal processes acting locally whilst environmental processes act over a wider range of scales.
AU - Bongalov,B
AU - Burslem,DFRP
AU - Jucker,T
AU - Thompson,SED
AU - Rosindell,J
AU - Swinfield,T
AU - Nilus,R
AU - Clewley,D
AU - Philips,OL
AU - Coomes,DA
SN - 1461-023X
TI - Reconciling the contribution of environmental and stochastic structuring of tropical forest diversity through the lens of imaging spectroscopy
T2 - Ecology Letters
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/71769
ER -