Comment on "global correlations in tropical tree species richness and abundance reject neutrality"

Anping Chen, Shaopeng Wang, Stephen Wilson Pacala

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Ricklefs and Renner (Reports, 27 January 2012, p. 464) found significant correlations for abundances and species diversities of families and orders of trees on different continents, which they suggested falsifies the neutral theory of biodiversity (NTB). We argue that the correlations among families and orders and the lack of correlations among genera can be explained by the NTB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1639-d
Issue number6089
StatePublished - Jun 29 2012


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