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Uncovering drivers of global tree diversity

Plant species diversity declines from tropical to temperate latitudes. Local neighbourhood interactions among species that favour heterospecifics over conspecifics may have a role in shaping this latitudinal diversity gradient, but perhaps not as traditionally thought.

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Fig. 1: Example mechanisms that generate stabilizing CDD, which may contribute to latitudinal gradients in plant species diversity.


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LaManna, J.A. Uncovering drivers of global tree diversity. Nat. Plants 10, 701–702 (2024).

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