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Reason behind Tropical Trees’ Increasing Population




According to a recent research Hyperlocal thinning by tree-specific enemies helps set the global pattern of forest biodiversity. The scientists have discovered that host-specific natural enemies which kill seeds and seedlings clumped near parent trees might keep locally common species from dominating a forest and give locally rare species space to flourish.

The scientists have stated that till now no one has looked at the striking pattern of forest biodiversity especially at the global scale. Few studies have deeply looked at the connection between self suppression and species diversity. However, no study has evaluated at this relationship across temperate and tropical latitudes. The first research was conducted in 1970 and 1971, two ecologists- Daniel Janzen and Joseph Connell, independently, proposed a radically different mechanism.  The first mechanism operates at scales not of kilometers but of meters.

Daniel Janzen and Joseph Connell were the first ecologists suggested that the host-specific natural enemies which kill seeds and seedlings clumped near parent trees might keep locally common species from dominating a forest and give locally rare species space to flourish. 

Content: www.sciencedaily.com


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