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Biodiversity recovery of Neotropical secondary forests

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Science Advances  06 Mar 2019:
Vol. 5, no. 3, eaau3114
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau3114

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vol. 5 no. 3

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  • Received for publication May 28, 2018
  • Accepted for publication January 25, 2019
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  1. Danaë M. A. Rozendaal1,2,3,4,*,,
  2. Frans Bongers1,
  3. T. Mitchell Aide5,
  4. Esteban Alvarez-Dávila6,7,
  5. Nataly Ascarrunz8,
  6. Patricia Balvanera9,
  7. Justin M. Becknell10,
  8. Tony V. Bentos11,
  9. Pedro H. S. Brancalion12,
  10. George A. L. Cabral13,
  11. Sofia Calvo-Rodriguez14,
  12. Jerome Chave15,
  13. Ricardo G. César12,
  14. Robin L. Chazdon3,16,17,
  15. Richard Condit18,
  16. Jorn S. Dallinga4,
  17. Jarcilene S. de Almeida-Cortez13,
  18. Ben de Jong19,
  19. Alexandre de Oliveira20,
  20. Julie S. Denslow21,
  21. Daisy H. Dent22,23,
  22. Saara J. DeWalt24,
  23. Juan Manuel Dupuy25,
  24. Sandra M. Durán14,
  25. Loïc P. Dutrieux4,26,
  26. Mario M. Espírito-Santo27,
  27. María C. Fandino28,
  28. G. Wilson Fernandes29,
  29. Bryan Finegan30,
  30. Hernando García31,
  31. Noel Gonzalez32,
  32. Vanessa Granda Moser33,
  33. Jefferson S. Hall18,
  34. José Luis Hernández-Stefanoni25,
  35. Stephen Hubbell18,
  36. Catarina C. Jakovac11,16,34,
  37. Alma Johanna Hernández31,
  38. André B. Junqueira16,34,35,,
  39. Deborah Kennard36,
  40. Denis Larpin37,
  41. Susan G. Letcher38,
  42. Juan-Carlos Licona8,
  43. Edwin Lebrija-Trejos39,
  44. Erika Marín-Spiotta40,
  45. Miguel Martínez-Ramos9,
  46. Paulo E. S. Massoca11,
  47. Jorge A. Meave41,
  48. Rita C. G. Mesquita11,
  49. Francisco Mora9,
  50. Sandra C. Müller42,
  51. Rodrigo Muñoz41,
  52. Silvio Nolasco de Oliveira Neto43,
  53. Natalia Norden31,
  54. Yule R. F. Nunes27,
  55. Susana Ochoa-Gaona19,
  56. Edgar Ortiz-Malavassi44,
  57. Rebecca Ostertag45,
  58. Marielos Peña-Claros1,
  59. Eduardo A. Pérez-García41,
  60. Daniel Piotto46,
  61. Jennifer S. Powers47,
  62. José Aguilar-Cano31,
  63. Susana Rodriguez-Buritica31,
  64. Jorge Rodríguez-Velázquez9,
  65. Marco Antonio Romero-Romero41,
  66. Jorge Ruíz48,49,
  67. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa14,
  68. Arlete Silva de Almeida50,
  69. Whendee L. Silver51,
  70. Naomi B. Schwartz52,
  71. William Wayt Thomas53,
  72. Marisol Toledo8,
  73. Maria Uriarte52,
  74. Everardo Valadares de Sá Sampaio54,
  75. Michiel van Breugel18,55,56,
  76. Hans van der Wal57,
  77. Sebastião Venâncio Martins43,
  78. Maria D. M. Veloso27,
  79. Hans F. M. Vester58,
  80. Alberto Vicentini11,
  81. Ima C. G. Vieira50,
  82. Pedro Villa59,60,
  83. G. Bruce Williamson11,61,
  84. Kátia J. Zanini42,
  85. Jess Zimmerman62 and
  86. Lourens Poorter1
  1. 1Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, Netherlands.
  2. 2Department of Biology, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4S 0A2, Canada.
  3. 3Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA.
  4. 4Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, Netherlands.
  5. 5Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, P.O. Box 23360, San Juan, PR 00931-3360, Puerto Rico.
  6. 6Escuela ECAPMA, UNAD, Calle 14 Sur No. 14-23, Bogotá, Colombia.
  7. 7Fundación Con Vida, Avenida del Río # 20-114, Medellín, Colombia.
  8. 8Instituto Boliviano de Investigación Forestal (IBIF), Km 9 Carretera al Norte, El Vallecito, FCA-UAGRM, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
  9. 9Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, CP 58190, Morelia, Michoacán, México.
  10. 10Environmental Studies Program, Colby College, Waterville, ME 04901, USA.
  11. 11Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, Coordenação de Dinâmica Ambiental, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Manaus, AM CEP 69067-375, Brazil.
  12. 12Department of Forest Sciences, “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo, Av. Pádua Dias, 11, 13418-900 Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil.
  13. 13Departamento de Botânica-CCB, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Pernambuco, CEP 50670-901, Brazil.
  14. 14Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2EG, Canada.
  15. 15Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique, UMR5174, CNRS/Université Paul Sabatier, Bâtiment 4R1, 118 route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse cedex 9, France.
  16. 16International Institute for Sustainability, Estrada Dona Castorina 124, Horto, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22460-320, Brazil.
  17. 17Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ramaley N122, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA.
  18. 18SI ForestGEO, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Roosevelt Ave., 401 Balboa, Ancon, Panama.
  19. 19Department of Sustainability Science, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Av. Rancho Polígono 2-A, Ciudad Industrial, Lerma 24500, Campeche, Mexico.
  20. 20Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Matão, Travessa 14, no. 321, São Paulo CEP 05508-090, Brazil.
  21. 21Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA.
  22. 22Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Roosevelt Ave., 401 Balboa, Ancon, Panama.
  23. 23Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK.
  24. 24Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, 132 Long Hall, Clemson, SC 29634, USA.
  25. 25Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán A.C. Unidad de Recursos Naturales, Calle 43 # 130 x 32 y 34, Colonia Chuburná de Hidalgo, C.P. 97200 Mérida, Yucatán, México.
  26. 26National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO), Mexico City, C.P. 14010, México.
  27. 27Departamento de Biologia Geral, Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros, Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, CEP 39401-089, Brazil.
  28. 28Fondo Patrimonio Natural para la Biodiversidad y Areas Protegidas, Calle 72 No. 12-65 piso 6, Bogotá, Colombia.
  29. 29Ecologia Evolutiva & Biodiversidade/DBG, ICB/Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG 30161-901, Brazil.
  30. 30Forests, Biodiversity and Climate Change Programme, CATIE – Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Turrialba, Costa Rica.
  31. 31Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Calle 28A No. 15-09 Bogotá, Colombia.
  32. 32Departamento de Ingenierías, Instituto Tecnológico de Chiná, Tecnológico Nacional de México, Calle 11 s/n, entre 22 y 28, Chiná, 24520 Campeche, México.
  33. 33Graduate School, Tropical Agricultural Centre for Research and Higher Education (CATIE), Turrialba, Costa Rica.
  34. 34Centre for Conservation and Sustainability Science (CSRio), Department of Geography and the Environment, Pontificial Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  35. 35Department of Soil Quality, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA, Wageningen, Netherlands.
  36. 36Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501, USA.
  37. 37Direction Générale Déléguée aux Musées et aux Jardins botaniques et zoologiques (DGD-MJZ), Direction des Jardins Botaniques, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 43 rue Buffon, 75005 Paris, France.
  38. 38Department of Environmental Studies, Purchase College (SUNY), 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577, USA.
  39. 39Department of Biology and the Environment, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Haifa-Oranim, Tivon 36006, Israel.
  40. 40Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 550 North Park St., Madison, WI 53706, USA.
  41. 41Departamento de Ecología y Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, C.P. 04510, México.
  42. 42Graduate Program in Ecology, Departamento de Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
  43. 43Departamento de Engenharia Florestal, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  44. 44Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal, Cartago, Costa Rica.
  45. 45Department of Biology, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, Hilo, HI 96720, USA.
  46. 46Centro de Formação em Ciências Agroflorestais, Universidade Federal do Sul da Bahia, Itabuna-BA, 45613-204, Brazil.
  47. 47Departments of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA.
  48. 48School of Social Sciences, Geography Area, Universidad Pedagogica y Tecnologica de Colombia (UPTC), Tunja, Colombia.
  49. 49Department of Geography, 4841 Ellison Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA.
  50. 50Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, C.P. 399, CEP 66040-170, Belém, Pará, Brazil.
  51. 51Ecosystem Science Division, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.
  52. 52Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY, 10027, USA.
  53. 53Institute of Systematic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458-5126, USA.
  54. 54Departamento de Energia Nuclear -CTG, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Av. Prof. Luis Freire 1000, Recife, Pernambuco, CEP 50740-540, Brazil.
  55. 55Yale-NUS College, 16 College Avenue West, Singapore 138610, Singapore.
  56. 56Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore.
  57. 57Departamento de Agricultura, Sociedad y Ambiente, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Unidad Villahermosa, 86280 Centro Tabasco, México.
  58. 58Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94248, 1090 GE Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  59. 59Program of Botany, Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  60. 60Fundación para la Conservación de la Biodiversidad (ProBiodiversa), 5101 Mérida, Mérida, Venezuela.
  61. 61Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1705, USA.
  62. 62Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR 00936, Puerto Rico.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: danae.rozendaal{at}wur.nl
  • Present address: Plant Production Systems Group and Centre for Crop Systems Analysis, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 430, 6700 AK Wageningen, Netherlands.

  • Present address: Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellatera, Barcelona, Spain.

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